Leonardo DiCaprio helped raise $12 million for coronavirus food relief when he launched the America’s Food Fund.

America’s Food Fund is an organization focused on assistance for low-income families, individuals facing job uncertainty or disruption, kids that rely on school lunches and the elderly. The food fund works with hunger relief groups like World Central Kitchen and Feeding America.

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DiCaprio founded America’s Food Fund alongside Laurene Powell Jobs with additional funding comes from Apple and the Ford Foundation. According to Deadline Hollywood, Oprah also committed $1 million to America’s Food Fund.

DiCaprio praised the efforts of others working in coronavirus relief in a statement, “In the face of this crisis, organizations like World Central Kitchen and Feeding America have inspired us all with their unwavering commitment to feed the most vulnerable people in need. I thank them for their tireless work on the frontlines, they deserve all of our support.”

America’s Food Fund is accepting donations. “With millions losing their jobs and programs like school lunches in jeopardy, making sure people aren’t going hungry is of the utmost urgency,” said Powell Jobs.

Coronavirus has killed over 47,000 people around the globe and has left millions without jobs and food insecure.

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“On behalf of Feeding America, I would like to thank Leonardo DiCaprio, Laurene Powell Jobs and Tim Cookdoc for their generosity and support, which will help our network of food banks provide food and other resources to communities impacted by this crisis,” said Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America.

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