Rachael Ray announced in April that she is donating $4 million to coronavirus relief through two charities she heads, the Rachael Ray Foundation and Rachael Ray’s Yum-o! organization. The chef and tv host shared that her donations would support food programs and pet organizations throughout the United States.

$2 million will go towards food programs supporting kids and families affected by the pandemic. The money will go towards the following organizations: Share Our StrengthWorld Central Kitchen,GreaterGood.Org,  National Restaurant Association Educational FoundationCity HarvestHunger Free AmericaWholesome WaveRethink Food, and Feeding America.

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Ray, a known animal lover, said the other half will support animal welfare-related coronavirus relief programs. Grants will be provided to Best Friends Animal Society through the Rachael Ray Save Them All Grants COVID-19 Relief Program at the organization. Best Friends is a long-term partner of the foundation and will distribute funds to the following organizations: North Shore Animal LeagueAustin Pets Alive, Big Dog RanchSan Antonio Pets Alive and Lost Our Home Rescue.

Celebrities and sports figures including Leonardo DiCaprio, Kyrie Irving, Jeff Bezos and Jayson Tatum have also offered support to organizations like Feeding America.

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