Oprah Winfrey on Thursday splashed $10 million in donations to coronavirus relief efforts in the United States.
The food fund set up by Leonardo DiCaprio and Lauren Powell Jobs is one of the beneficiaries of her generosity. The fund is backed by Apple and Ford Foundation.
DiCaprio and Lauren have committed $12million.
According to reports, Oprah donated $1million to the fund.
The Food Fund will supply food to hard-hit communities.
Oprah’s remaining $9million will go to other relief initiatives in Tennessee and Mississippi, where she grew up.
Other U.S. celebrities have made contributions as well.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds donated $1million to food banks in the US and Canada.
US television host Kelly Ripa donated $1million for the procurement of urgently needed ventilators.
Taylor Swift donated money to her fans struggling financially.
She also provided support for a Nashville record store and its employees.
Ariana Grande have quietly handed out thousands of dollars to fans in dire straits.
R&B singer Lizzo donated lunches to hospitals to thank medical staff for their work.
Rihanna and Jay-Z donated $2 million to help undocumented workers, the children of health workers and first responders, and the homeless.
Rihanna’s foundation donated a further $5 million to a range of relief efforts.
United States now leads the world in coronavirus cases, now standing at 244,320.
The number of deaths has surged to 5,897.