- Hollywood actress, Angelina Jolie, has been known for her philanthropic acts to poor and needy children
- The film star has now pledged $1 million (N376m) to a charity organisation called No Kid Hungry
- Jolie did this so that children who relied on free lunches at school can have something to eat now that the coronavirus pandemic has led to schools being shut down
The coronavirus pandemic has no doubt affected the world in many different ways as almost every sector has been dealt a terrible blow by the disease.
It is no longer news that health organisations as well as the government has advised that people practice social distancing and also stay at home during this period so as to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
This has led to churches and mosques closing down and large gatherings have also been banned till further notice. Schools have also shut down, forcing kids to stay at home with their parents.
Well, this is definitely not good news for hungry kids who relied on the free lunches they received at school.
Hollywood actress, Angelina Jolie, has now donated $1 million (N367m) to a charity organisation known as No Kid Hungry, to help fend for kids who relied on the nutrition they received at school as well as people on food support, Daily Mail reports.
In a statement for No Kid Hungry, Jolie said: “As of this week, over a billion children are out of school worldwide because of closures linked to coronavirus.
"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.”
This is coming shortly after Legit.ng reported on Nigerian singer, Runtown, who fulfilled his pledge to give out N10 million to fans during this tough period. Fans shared screenshots of the payment they received from the celebrity.
In other news, Legit.ng reported that Nigerians took to social media to react after a pastor, Matthew Ashimolowo, told his church members not to forget to pay their offerings online.
As expected, the video has caused a wide range of reactions from Nigerians. While some people feel that he was only responding to questions asked from his members, others felt it was distasteful for him to be asking for offering during these trying times.
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