Vancouver-raised star Ryan Reynolds has stepped up to ask people to support their local food banks in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.
He also called the coronovirus an asshole, a point on which we probably all can agree.
Also walking the talk, Reynolds took to social media to share that he and wife Blake Lively have donated $1 million in total to two different food banks across the United States and Canada in a bid to help bring relief to anyone affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
"Covid-19 has brutally impacted older adults and low income families," Reynolds said. "Blake and I are donating $1 million to be split between FEEDING AMERICA and FOOD BANKS CANADA." He didn't say how much from the total would go to each organization.
"If you can give, these orgs need our help. Take care of your bodies and hearts. Leave room for joy. Call someone who’s isolated and might need connection." Then he trolled buddy Hugh Jackman.
If you're inspired by the Deadpool actor and want to follow suit, the Greater Vancouver Food Bank has put out a special request on its website:
In order to ensure the health and safety of all our stakeholders, the Greater Vancouver Food Bank has put into place additional measures as we face the challenges presented by COVID-19. At the same time, we are in great need of financial donations, shopping bags and volunteers, to ensure that we can continue to provide what we view as an essential service to those who are food insecure across Greater Vancouver.
“Our top priority is to protect the health and safety of our clients, volunteers, and staff, while ensuring that we continue to provide food to all those who need it across the Greater Vancouver area,” said David Long, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. “We are not currently receiving any additional support from provincial or national industry bodies, and we receive no government funding. As such, we rely solely on donations from the public, businesses and granting foundations so that we can support our clients in need in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, and on the North Shore.”