We love an artist who gives back!
Singer/songwriter Lizzo took some time away from her Australian tour to volunteer, helping those impacted by the wildfires, Blavity reports.
The pop star volunteered at the Melbourne Foodbank Victoria, packing food hampers for those impacted by the fire. She took time to thank the other volunteers and took pictures with everyone. The Foodbank is the largest food relief provider in Victoria. Following the “Truth Hurts” singer’s visit, the nonprofit has set up links for people to donate on all of their social media pages.
“Join Lizzo to deliver emergency food relief and water to the victims of the Bushfire Crisis. We need your support to continue delivering emergency food relief and water to Victorians affected by this devastating bushfire crisis,” a message on the Foodbank website reads.
CNN reports that at least 24 people have died, about 18 million acres of land has been burned and half a billion animals have been impacted by the fires. Victoria and New South Wales have been affected the most, with over 2000 homes having been destroyed and about 3.5% of the state of Victoria being burned, according to Mashable.
During Lizzo’s concert at the Sydney Opera House, she stopped to ask the audience how she could help, even passing around buckets for attendees to donate.
The nonprofit took to social media to thank the artist for her efforts saying, “Beautiful Lizzo stopped by our Foodbank Victoria warehouse today to thank our hardworking team and vollies who have been working tirelessly for the past 6 days. What a [star], she even packed hampers for fire-affected regions. Thank you for the support.”
For more information on how you can donate to relief efforts in Australia, click here.
Photo Courtesy of Foodbank Australia/Twitter