Celebrities Read Books to Help Fight Childhood Hunger Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak
Jennifer Garner and Amy Adams are on a mission to make an impact using books, the Internet, and starpower.
When Adams learned through her child's school how many children were going to be struggling during the coronavirus outbreak due to lack of access to food, she knew she needed to act quickly. Soon enough, Garner was on board, and the wheels were turning.
The duo teamed up with Save The Children and No Kid Hungry to promote a new kind of at-home learning experience, @SaveWithStories, a social initiative to raise awareness and money for meals — all in the name of feeding kids whose access to food has been abruptly halted because of COVID-19 and quarantine efforts.
Through Instagram, celebrities and other notable figures read books aloud from home, providing educational fun to kids and parents, and encouraging followers to donate in support of mobile meal trucks, food banks, and community feeding programs allowing these entities to "do what they do best."
An estimated 30 million children rely on school for food like free-and-reduced lunch, free breakfast, and backpack programs.
"Our community is so generous," Jennifer Garner told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show via webcam. "We are getting rights to books ... and it's really great. It's great to have a purpose right now."
Save with Stories encourages followers to make a one time gift of $10 by testing 'SAVE' to 20222. Larger donations can be made on the initiative's website.
To date, more than 100 A-listers, from Cindy Crawford to Steve Aoki, have donated their time and money to the cause and the hashtag #SaveWithStories has generated more than 2,500 posts.
As Kerry Washington shared in her March 20th reading of "Mae Among The Stars," every bit helps.