Here’s What Your Favorite Stars Are Doing to Help During the Coronavirus Outbreak

They're making donations, delivering food and MUCH more.

During times like this, we all need some lighthearted entertainment. Maybe you’ve been watching Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives or going through old episodes of Fixer Upper. The stars of those shows are making us laugh—and they’re helping people in need, too.

Here’s what Guy Fieri, Joanna Gaines, Brad Paisley and other stars are up to during the COVID-19 outbreak. It’s all good news!

KINGSTON, ON - NOVEMBER 15: Brad Paisley performs live at the K-Rock Centre on November 15, 2014 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Mark Horton/WireImage)Mark Horton/Getty Images

Brad Paisley

Country singer Brad Paisley’s been helping out for weeks in the Nashville area. He opened his food pantry early in order to deliver food to the elderly, and now he’s doing even more.

Brad and his wife, Kim, plan to donate a million Tiller & Hatch meals across America in partnership with Feeding America food banks. Brad also helped launch “Gratitunes,” an Instagram project to support Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Gratitunes had country stars—like Carrie Underwood, Amy Grant, Jewel, Walker Hayes and more—posting tunes on their pages to thank doctors.

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17: Rachael Ray visits Fox & Friends at FOX Studios on February 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)D Dipasupil/Getty Images

Rachael Ray

TV’s most iconic kitchen star, Rachael Ray, has gone above and beyond bringing back 30-minute meals. According to her interview with Buzzfeed News on Twitter, Ray donated $4 million to coronavirus relief. She’s also been entertaining the masses by bringing her daytime show to the kitchen and showing off all that cooking mastery we can’t help but learn from. Thank you, Rachael Ray!

RANCHO MIRAGE, CA - JANUARY 24: Singer Dolly Parton Performs at Agua Caliente Casino on January 24, 2014 in Rancho Mirage, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)Valerie Macon/Getty Images

Dolly Parton

Our favorite country singer/Southern cook just donated $1 million to coronavirus research at Vanderbilt. Dolly announced the donation on Instagram and inspired us to keep the faith, too. She says her friend Dr. Naji Abumrad has been making advancements toward a cure!

Dolly also started a show called Goodnight with Dolly on YouTube, so she can read kids a bedtime story every week.

Guy Fieri visits his Chophouse Restaurant at Bally's Atlantic City on Wednesday October 14, 2015 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.Tom Briglia/Getty Images

Guy Fieri

We all know how heavily restaurants have been impacted by this crisis. Many places have had to start doing carry-out only, if not shutting down completely. In the face of such tragedy, Guy Fieri (you know, the Mayor of Flavortown) has partnered with the National Restaurant Association to start a fund for those in the industry who might be struggling to make ends meet.

The Restaurant Employee Relief Fund gives $500 grants to employees who have suffered losses as a result of being unable to work. To make a donation to the fund, check out RERF.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: The Build Series presents Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines to discuss their new book "The Magnolia Story" at AOL HQ on October 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/FilmMagic)Mireya Acierto/Getty Images

Joanna Gaines

We previously covered Gaines’ Instagram cooking classes, which see her making easy, convenient recipes with her family—and encouraging her followers to do so, too. They’re sweet, short clips that have really helped get our minds off of what’s happening—and they’ve given us some meal inspiration, too.

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Amy Adams and Jennifer Garner attend the Jen Klein Day of Indulgence Party August 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Graves/WireImage)Amy Graves/Getty Images

Amy Adams and Jennifer Garner

Amy Adams and Jennifer Garner have joined forces to cheer up kids (and let’s be honest, their tired parents) by reading children’s books on Instagram. They started an account called @SaveWithStories as a fundraiser for No Kid Hungry and Save the Children, and it boasts an impressive lineup of celebs: Chris Evans, Reese Witherspoon, JJ Abrams, Chris Pratt and more. Ina Garten has participated, too.

In each video, celebrities encourage the account’s followers to make a $10 donation with a text message. So far, Garner says they’ve received 25,000 individual $10 donations!

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Emily Hannemann
Emily adores both food and writing, so combining those passions as a writer for Taste of Home makes perfect sense. Her work has also appeared in Birds & Blooms and on TV Insider. When she’s not eating peanut butter straight from the jar, you'll find her running or birdwatching. Emily is currently a journalism graduate student at the University of Missouri.