AceShowbiz - Liam Payne has partnered with U.K. charity Trussell Trust to provide meal donations that will aid food banks located in the Midlands, England.
The former One Direction star, 26, is helping the nonprofit to build a crisis fund to food banks who provide meals to those directly affected by Covid-19, as demand increases due to companies closing and people being forced out of work amid the U.K.'s ongoing lockdown.
"It's not right that anyone in our country is unable to afford food. Food banks do incredible work to help the people most in need of support," Liam said. "It’s vital that we get support to those people right now, as this crisis unfolds. The Trussell Trust is working with food banks across the country to ensure emergency help is there for people who don’t have money for the basics."
He continued: "But I'm also donating because of the work they do to work towards a future where no one needs a food bank – we can’t end the conversation with getting emergency food to people – as vital as that is.
"When we're out the other side of this, we need to look at why there are people in our country who don't have enough money for food," the Strip That Down hitmaker urged. "I want to play my part in finding a solution to ensure people have enough money to buy their own food - and end the need for food banks."
Liam joins the increasing number of stars donating to coronavirus relief efforts worldwide, with Demi Lovato and Justin Bieber also providing meals as part of DoorDash (https://www.doordash.com/) takeaway service's #OpenForDelivery initiative.
Angelina Jolie, Ryan Reynolds, and Arnold Schwarzenegger have also handed out millions to help those feeding hungry kids and groups seeking out medical supplies for doctors and nurses on the front lines.