The Edmonton Food Bank has just received a boost from a famous Canadian. Ryan Reynolds donated $ 4,000 to the cause.
“I happen to love Edmonton. This gift is in memory of Connor McGrath. Love, Ryan Reynolds, “wrote the Deadpool star.
The food bank fundraising campaign was organized in collaboration with 104-9 Virgin Radio to help provide Edmontonians with the food they need during the pandemic.
This is not the first charitable donation Reynolds made to food banks during the epidemic. He and his wife Blake Lively donated $ 1 million to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada in March. In a statement posted on the couple’s Twitter accounts, they said it was to support people who had been “brutally affected” by COVID-19.
Ryan Reynolds and Connor McGrath in 2016.
In 2016, Ryan Reynolds met 13-year-old Connor McGrath in Edmonton through the Make-a-Wish Foundation for a special screening of Deadpool. McGrath died three months later of cancer. In December of that year, Reynolds dedicated his Critic’s Choice of Artist of the Year to McGrath and another child he had met through the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
You can donate to the Edmonton Food Bank campaign online.