Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez help hungry students by stocking school's food pantry

Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez help hungry students by stocking school's food pantry

Actress Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are seen arriving to the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 3, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. 

JACKSBORO, Tenn. — Pop star and actress Jennifer Lopez and Major League Baseball star Alex Rodriguez have donated a year's worth of food to a Tennessee elementary school.

The pair announced the gift in separate posts on social media.

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"When we heard about students and amazing teachers at Jacksboro Elementary in Tennessee, we knew we had to help," Lopez wrote on Instagram.

"We heard teachers were helping students bring home food when they didn't have enough," she said.

Teacher Brooke Goins wrote an emotional Facebook post about a hungry student who took Goins by surprise and about how she and other teachers contributed money to buy food for the child. Lopez and Rodriguez saw the post and decided to help.

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"This story brought tears to my eyes and I'm so happy we were able to help these wonderful kids out. Giving back is truly what matters most," Rodriguez wrote on Instagram.

Lopez and Rodriguez are co-owners in a frozen meals company called Tiller & Hatch.

"We decided to donate a years worth of their yummy, healthy meals, for the students and their school's food pantry," Lopez said.

"Because giving back and being there for others is really what matters most," she said.

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This story brought tears to my eyes and I’m so happy we were able to help these wonderful kids out. Giving back is truly what matters most. ❤️ #repost @jlo 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

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