Coronavirus: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively donate $1 million to food banks amid pandemic

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds encourage fans to donate to food banks amid coronavirus crisis

Celebrity couple Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have announced they are donating $1 million to food banks amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In social media posts shared Monday, the actors said they are splitting the money between Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.

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“If you can give, these orgs need our help,” Lively wrote on Instagram.

She also offered some words of encouragement.

“Though we must be distancing ourselves to protect those who don’t have the opportunity to self-quarantine, we can stay connected,” she wrote. “Remember the lonely and isolated. FaceTime, Skype, make a video. Remember the love that can travel through all this.”

Lively added: “We can all do something for one another, even if that’s simply staying home.”

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In a similar post, Reynolds, who referred to the virus as an expletive, urged his followers to take care of themselves.

“Call someone who’s isolated and might need connection,” he added, jokingly posting a fake phone number for “Wolverine” star Hugh Jackman.