Nashville is getting a little bit of extra help in 2020, courtesy of one of the most recognizable figures in the world.
Oprah created a $12 million coronavirus relief fund, intended to help underserved communities in towns that she's called home - including Nashville.
Her Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation will donate money to organizations in Chicago, Baltimore, Nashville, Milwaukee, and Kosciusko, Mississippi.
Here in Nashville, she's working with NashvilleNurtures - a program from Mount Zion Baptist Church and Tennessee State University - which feeds families in and around the city.
“I mean, this thing is not going away. Even when the virus is gone, the devastation left by people not being able to work for months who were holding on paycheck to paycheck, who have used up their savings — people are going to be in need. So my thing is, look in your own neighborhood, in your own backyard to see how you can serve and where your service is most essential. That is the real essential work, I think, for people of means.”
She's also given millions to The Boys and Girls Club, Feeding America, Global Citizen, and various food pantries around the country.
Oprah coming through strong in 2020!!!