Chris Pratt (Picture: Twitter)
Lowcountry Foodbank is receiving a much-needed $20,000 in funding from movie star Chris Pratt to support their fight against hunger in South Carolina. Pratt's donation is part of a $650,000 fundraising effort by Pratt and Greater Good Charities; a program that aims to combat issues exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Jurassic World star was instrumental in creating the Feed Thy Neighbor campaign, where he donated $100,000 in matching funds. Pratt also gave donators the chance to meet him via Zoom. Pratt says that in this troubled time “people are in pain.”
"One in four kids in America this year may not know where their next meal is coming from," said Pratt. "The need is real.”
The Lowcountry Food Bank serves the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina and distributed more than 39 million pounds of food in 2020.
Pratt is determined to use his celebrity status to spread the word that one in four children do not know where their next meal is coming from.
Greater Good Charities is awarding half of all donations to Feeding America for their work delivering critically needed meals to food banks around the country and half as cash grants to hunger relief organizations, serving areas hardest hit by COVID and food insecurity.