Jennifer Lopez has been really dominating the celebrity headlines this year, hasn’t she?
From getting engaged to former pro baseball player Alex Rodriguez to starring in the box office hit “Hustlers” and making all our jaws drop at Milan Fashion Week when she wore a newer version of that green Versace dress. But today, she’s making headlines for a different reason.
Today, it’s about her heart.
The superstar has stepped in to help a U.S school, after a teacher’s post about buying food for students who didn’t have anything to eat at home went viral.
Both J-Lo and A-Rod were so moved by the post that they sent the kids at Jacksboro Elementary in Tennessee a year’s worth of supplies to keep in their school pantry.
Brooke Goins who was the teacher behind the viral post, wrote on Facebook earlier this year:
“Today I cried at work. Not because I hate my job, or that it is just too hard (it really is). Today I cried for a child, a child who so innocently talked about food and the lack of it. ”
Her post caught the attention of more than 49 thousand people including the superstar couple who say they were so moved by the post, they wanted to donate frozen meals from a company they both own co-own called Tiller & Hatch.
In an Insta post, J-Lo says that growing up as Latinos, she and Alex have been inspired to give back to their communities.
“Because giving back and being there for others is really what matters most. We are happy to be in business with partners who also believe no child should EVER have to go to sleep hungry.”
The couple not only sent over the food supplies but they also Facetimed Brooke Goins and her class:
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When we heard about the students and amazing teachers at Jacksboro Elementary in Tennessee, we knew we had to help. We heard teachers were helping students bring home food when they didn’t have enough. When we saw this story, it brought tears not just to my eyes, but Alex’s as well! I don’t know if you guys know, but Alex and I are part owners in a company called Tiller & Hatch, and we decided to donate a years worth of of their yummy, healthy meals, for the students and their school’s food pantry. 🍽✨ This is why being a business owner, and having actual ownership in companies (not licensing), is so important to me and Alex, especially as Latinos. It’s about showing our community, this is what life can be. You can take charge and take ownership. It allows us to have a say in creating things that make people’s lives better and have partners that share our passion for giving back. Because giving back and being there for others is really what matters most ❤️❤️❤️ We are happy to be in business with partners who also believe no child should EVER have to go to sleep hungry. Everyone should have access to delicious, nutritious food. This was my favorite moment of the month and it’s one of the best things we’ve been able to do. @tillerandhatch #tillerandhatch
J-Lo is also the co-founder of the Lopez Family Foundation, a charity dedicated to improving the healthcare and wellbeing of women and children.