Angelina Jolie is doing her bit to feed underprivileged children whose access to school lunches was cut off by school c...
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Angelina Jolie is doing her bit to feed underprivileged children whose access to school lunches was cut off by school closures amid the coronavirus pandemic.
She has given $1 million to the charity No Kid Hungry, which says it has so far spread $2 million across 30 states to feed low-income children and their families.
'As of this week, over a billion children are out of school worldwide because of closures linked to coronavirus,' said Angelina, 44, in a statement for No Kid Hungry.
'Many children depend on the care and nutrition they receive during school hours, including nearly 22 million children in America who rely on food support.'
Angelina, who is famous for her philanthropy, added: 'Kid Hungry is making resolute efforts to reach as many of those children as possible.'
She has worked extensively with the United Nations and co-wrote a Time essay published Wednesday promoting UNESCO's new Global Education Coalition, which seeks to facilitate remote education as schools close around the world.
In 2006 the film star and her ex-husband Brad Pitt started their own charity named after their eldest son Maddox, 18, and focused on his native Cambodia.
This organization keeps 10 schools up and running in Cambodia, and Angelina separately funds girls' schools in Afghanistan and Kenya, People reports.
She has jetted around the world in service of various causes and in 2012 got special envoy status from the United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees.
Angelina is not the only celebrity to throw her support behind No Kid Hungry as Jennifer Garner and Amy Adams started a fundraiser for them last week.
In the joint clip, which was made over video-chat, Amy and Jennifer announced last Tuesday they would read children's books on Insta Stories to raise money.
Jennifer and Amy launched this Save With Stories venture to encourage donations to Save The Children and No Kid Hungry.
They have attracted help from a string of other celebrities including Camila Cabello, Lupita Nyong'o, Brie Larson, Noah Centineo and Beanie Feldstein.
Angelina's father is Midnight Cowboy icon Jon Voight, who tweeted a video last week in which he prayed for God to 'wipe away this curse' of COVID-19.
'We are all God’s children. God bless this nation and the entire creation. And may God protect our president and his family... Love to you,' he said.