Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have donated another $500,000 to two COVID-19 relief effort groups.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

The couple donated the whopping sum to both Feeding America and Food Banks Canada to help them gather supplies to bring much needed food to those who are struggling financially amid the ongoing global health crisis, after having previously reached out to the organisations with a separate $500,000 donation when the pandemic began in early 2020.

In an Instagram post, Food Banks Canada wrote: “When #COVID19 first hit in early 2020, @VanCityReynolds and @BlakeLively generously donated $500K (USD) to US sister organization @FeedingAmerica and to Food Banks Canada helping kickstart our COVID-19 Response Funds. It was an act that inspired so many Canadians to donate to their local food banks and show their support to their neighbours during these critical times.

“Our heartfelt thanks and gratitude ONCE AGAIN to Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively for pledging another $500K in support of our COVID-19 Response Funds! You continue to be not only our favourite Canadian, but also our favourite superhero (sorry, Hugh Jackman) (sic)”

Feeding America sent their own thanks to the Hollywood couple on Twitter, where they wrote: “Thank you, @VancityReynolds and @blakelively for being our hunger-fighting dream team! Your second $500k gift will make a big difference for people across the country. (sic)”

Feeding America’s post also came with a statement from Ryan, 44, and 33-year-old Blake – who have daughters James, six, Inez, four, and Betty, 16 months, together –themselves, in which they said they were “honoured and privileged” to be able to help those in need.

The statement read: "We are honoured and privileged to be able to continue our support of Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.

"We know the struggles so many of our neighbours faced last year are not over, and we are grateful for the opportunity to help facilitate the important work of food banks across the US and Canada to be able to provide nourishing meals to people in need.”

Ryan and Blake’s new donations now take their total donations to the charities to $2 million, whilst in June, they also donated $200,000 to the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People) Legal Defence Fund following the death of George Floyd.

And what’s more, the stars also gifted $250,000 to both Covenant House Vancouver and Covenant House Toronto in November to help at-risk youths struggling with homelessness.