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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donate $500K to COVID-19 relief

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have been on a charitable giving spree throughout the pandemic.
February 15, 2021 - 3:05 PM

Actor Ryan Reynolds has proven to be this country’s most generous celebrity export, yet again.

Reynolds and his wife Blake Lively donated $500,000 to Food Banks Canada and to Feeding America to help low-income families affected by the pandemic.


In response, Foodbanks Canada gave thanks in the tongue-in-cheek way that’s fitting for the celebrity.

“You continue to be not only our favourite Canadian but also our favourite superhero (sorry, Hugh Jackman),” reads the tweet.

Reynolds and Lively's philanthropy has made several headlines throughout the pandemic, including for a $200,000 donation to support Canadian Indigenous women through St. Francis Xavier University's Coady Institute.

The couple also. earlier donated a combined $1 million to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada, and $200,000 to the NAACP's legal defence fund following the death of George Floyd. 

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