SANTA FE, N.M. — A "Stranger Things" star and her family have donated tens of thousands of meals to food banks amid the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the Albuquerque Journal, 16-year-old actress Millie Bobby Brown took to Instagram on Friday to announce that she and her family had given 20,000 meals each to food banks in New Mexico, where the popular Netflix series had been scheduled to film its next season, and Atlanta, where the show had previously filmed.
“While we stay home and do our part to flatten the curve, we must not forget those in need,” wrote Brown, who plays Eleven. “My thoughts are with the great people and crew from Santa Fe, NM whom we didn’t yet get to meet in our company move on ‘Stranger Things.’ In appreciation of this community, my family and I have donated 20,000 meals to The Food Depot, which will provide meals for those hungry in the Northern New Mexico service area.”
Brown also urged her fans to “find enjoyment in the simple things” during social distancing."Reflect on the impact of great people and then share the love with others," she continued. “A special shout-out to those who have supported me, inspired and empowered me, whom I admire and just make me happy.”
Several other celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Kylie Jenner and Arnold Schwarzenegger, also have made large donations to organizations that are helping with coronavirus relief efforts.