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.