Celebrity chef Guy Fieri has helped raise nearly $25 million for restaurant staff facing financial struggles due to the pandemic. Partnering with the National Restaurant Association, Fieri helped launch the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund last spring.
Robert Downey Jr.’s venture fund, Footprint Coalition Ventures, has invested in startup Atlast Food Co. The New York-based brand produces “whole-cut” plant-based bacon made from mycelium—the fibrous root structure of mushrooms.
Sir David Attenborough appeared in a video alongside other naturalists and the owners of a new recycling plant, in England, that uses superheated steam that can break down any kind of plastic polymer into its constituent elements for recycling.
Josue Barron joined the Marine Corps at age 17. He was working his second deployment in Afghanistan on Oct. 21, 2010 when an IED exploded, causing him to lose his left leg and left eye.
The National Women’s Hall of Fame announced that Michelle Obama will be named alongside 8 other women. Michelle will headline the 2021 class of women when they’re formally inducted on Oct. 2.
Oscar-nominated actor, Gary Sinise has launched a mental health wellness network to provide ‘transformative care, treatment, and training’ to veterans and first responders who are experiencing post-traumatic stress or substance abuse.
Jason Momoa has launched two limited-edition vegan shoes made from algae. The new shoes are part of his collaboration with the climbing apparel brand So iLL.
Author Stephen King is donating thousands of dollars to an elementary school in his home state of Maine so that a group of students can publish their own books.
Fourteen suits, 58 dress shirts, 300 neckties and various other items of clothing that belonged to ‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek have been donated by the show and the Trebek family to The Doe Fund.
Marcus Rashford has been named in Time magazine’s Next 100 list as someone who is helping shaping the future, in recognition of his campaigning work on child poverty.