Ciara and Russell Wilson are helping those affected by the coronavirus pandemic by donating 10 million meals to the nonprofit organization Feeding America.
The celebrity couple is working with the organization and private jet company Wheels Up for Meals Up after millions of Americans were left in short food supply amid the COVID-19 shutdown.
“We started doing our research, Ciara and I, and we found out that Feeding America is such a great program,” states NFL star quarterback Wilson. “40 years of doing good in the world and trying to make a difference.”
Ciara, 34, and Wilson, 31, previously donated one million meals to Feeding America, and Wheels Up CEO Kenny Dichter said that the couple’s actions inspired him to use his tools and resources to aid the “37 million Americans that are food insecure on a regular day.”
Russell noted that “the worry is that this may double” as the pandemic continues, as Kenny urged, “every CEO, every entrepreneur, every company out there, anybody in the trading business or the hedge fund business, this is really a call to action.”
The couple joins the numerous stars helping to support coronavirus relief efforts, with celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Ryan Reynolds, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kristen Bell, and Simon Cowell handing out millions to help provide meals for those in need and medical supplies for doctors and nurses on the front lines.
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