CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Lowcountry Food Bank is getting some help from a famous donor.
Actor Chris Pratt is donating $20,000 to support the Lowcountry Food Bank in their fight against hunger in South Carolina.
The donation is part of a $650,000 fundraising effort by Pratt and Greater Good Charities that aims to combat food insecurities exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Jurassic World star helped create the Feed Thy Neighbor campaign, where he donated $100,000 in matching funds and gave donators and 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.
For more information and how you can help the Lowcountry Food Bank, visit their website here.