Blake Shelton is pitching in to help ensure that Oklahoma families struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic get enough to eat.
This week, the country superstar revealed plans to donate $150,000 to the “Give from Home Day” fundraiser, a partnership between Oklahoma City ABC affiliate news station KOCO 5 and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.
The fundraiser totaled over $400,000, which will provide relief for those hit hardest by the shutdown.
“A lot of Oklahomans are going to bed hungry tonight. That’s not something I can live with,” Blake said in a video message. “That’s why I’m going to be donating to the Regional Food Bank, the Oklahoma Food Bank.”
This will provide thousands of meals for Oklahoma families. Thank you for your kind heart, @blakeshelton.— Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (@rfbo) April 21, 2020
Join Blake by donating during #GiveFromHomeDay by visiting https://t.co/LOG0iIJJpU or texting "Food" to 501-501 to make a $10 donation. https://t.co/AZDZblWHmI
In addition to expressing compassion for those in need in his home state, Shelton called on viewers to chip in what they could in support of the cause.
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“I hope you will join me and help from home. Send in that donation, because a lot of people out there are counting on us,” he said.
Check out some other famous figures who are raising awareness of food banks and various relief initiatives here.