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'This Is Us' actress supports Louisville-based nonprofit on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune

Actress Chrissy Metz dedicated all of her winnings on Wheel of Fortune to Blessings in a Backpack. Metz earned $5K, but the show bumped it up to a $30K donation.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Spin the wheel! One "This Is Us" star helped raise money for a Louisville-based nonprofit during her appearance on ABC's Celebrity Wheel of Fortune Thursday night.

Actress Chrissy Metz  dedicated all of her winnings on Wheel of Fortune to Blessings in a Backpack, a nonprofit that helps feed elementary students across the U.S. While Metz only earned $5 thousand, the show bumped it up to a $30 thousand donation.

"We cannot thank Chrissy Metz enough for choosing Blessings in a Backpack as her charity of choice,” said Nikki Grizzle, chief marketing officer. "The generous donation from her winnings will help us feed more kids across the U.S. and go toward our mission of ending childhood hunger."

Blessings in a Backpack has fed children on weekends for 15 years, continuing its efforts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The nonprofit feeds 88,900 kids in 46 states and Washington, D.C.

Metz competed against Drew Carey and actress Teri Hatcher, who were playing for Greater Cleveland Food Bank and The People Concern, respectively.

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