Kristen Bell took to social media to explain her donation amount to No Kid Hungry on Wednesday, which focuses on feeding children and families in need while schools are closed due to the global pandemic.
Bell gifted $150,007.96 to the organization, including a thoughtful contribution from her and husband Dax Shepard‘s two daughters, Lincoln, 6, and Delta, 5.
“NKH has always been there for kids who need them. They work tirelessly to provide food for the hungry [bellies] [sic] all over this country. I encourage anyone with the means to share to donate as well, any amount helps, so we can get through this together,” Bell explained on her Instagram account.
“(The reason the number is odd, is because when my kids overheard me making the donation, they asked if they could also donate the money from [their] [sic] piggy bank. I [couldn’t] have been prouder to add that extra, and important 7 dollars and 96 cents).”
It has been confirmed by Bell’s publicist that she and Shepard have decided to waive rent for the month of April for tenants living in buildings the couple owns in Los Angeles.
The actors own at least two residential buildings in the city, according to TMZ, and emailed their tenants the good news over the weekend.
In addition to affording their tenants a place to stay, Bell and Shepard also are participating in social distancing.
In the interim, Bell continues to post funny moments that happen in her home — including her 5-year-old allegedly finding a vaccine for the virus.
According to the Economic Policy Institute, it is estimated that 3 million jobs will be lost by this summer.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced a statewide order earlier in March mandating that residents of California stay at home aside from doing essential work and running errands due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
California is home to approximately 40 million people.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.