Lizzo takes time out during Australian music tour to volunteer at Melbourne foodbank for bushfire victims
"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," Foodbank Victoria said
Lizzo, who recently announced that she was quitting social media because of criticism and backbiting trolls, took a break from her music tour in Australia to lend a helping hand at a food bank in Victoria, amid the bushfire crisis that has displaced thousands of the residents.
The 31-year-old 'Good As Hell' songstress spent time volunteering at Melbourne’s Foodbank on Wednesday, January 8, handing out package food hampers for those who have been affected by the devastating fires. The organization shared a number of photos where Lizzo is seen donning the bright orange food bank jacket and blue plastic gloves as she got busy feeding as many as she could.
"We had the one and only Lizzo helping us sort and pack hampers in the warehouse today! If you'd like to join Lizzo in supporting the bushfire crisis," Foodbank Victoria captioned a picture on their Twitter page.
Their Facebook post, which included a number of snaps from the food drive, said: "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."
The UN World Meteorological Organisation on Tuesday said the bushfire smoke from Australia has now reached South America. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pledged A$2 billion ($1.39 billion) to a newly created National Bushfire Recovery Agency.
Celebrities who have already pledged money for the fire fighting efforts down under include names such as Elton John, Kylie Jenner, and Chris Hemsworth with $1 million each, as well as billionaire James Packer ($5 million), singer Pink ($500,000) and comedian Celeste Barber who helped raise over $40 million through her fundraising page.