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Oprah Donating $10M to Help Americans Amid Pandemic

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By    |   Thursday, 02 April 2020 04:50 PM

Former talk show superstar Oprah Winfrey announced Thursday she is donating $10 million to help Americans in cities across the country during the coronavirus crisis.

The media mogul said $1 million of her donation would go to America's Food Fund. 

The initiative, co-founded by actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Laurene Powell Jobs, was launched with support from Apple and the Ford Foundation with the aim of providing hunger relief to communities affected by the coronavirus.

Winfrey tweeted her announcement along with a link to a video on the fund as part of her COVID-19 talk series on Apple TV+.

"I know everybody can't donate a million dollars, but I feel like this is the central place to go if you really want to do something," Winfrey, 66, told chef José Andrés and Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot.

"Everybody who's sitting at home and thinking, I don't know what to do, and I don't know where to give my money to, I know I can trust my money in your hands," Winfrey said.

Winfrey, who was raised in Mississippi and Tennessee, said her other donations would go to helping Americans "in cities across the country and in areas where I grew up."

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