J-Lo, A-Rod donate year’s worth of food to elementary students

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez attend the 33rd Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner, which raised millions of dollars for the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis at The New York Hilton Midtown on September 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis )

(WISH) — Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are helping kids in need with a generous donation.

The couple is providing a year’s worth of food to Jacksboro Elementary School in Tennessee.

Lopez and Rodriguez learned of the school’s need after a teacher shared an emotional post on Facebook about a hungry child.

The teacher wrote about how school staff members pooled their money to help.

A food pantry at the school was formed after the story went viral.

Lopez and her fiance decided to add to the outpouring of support with a gift of their own. The pair said on Instagram that the story brought tears to their eyes.

She and Rodriguez are part owners in the home-cooked meal supply company “Tiller and Hatch” and partnered with them to provide the meals.

Lopez, whose mother was a teacher, said giving back to the students was her favorite moment of the month.

CNN contributed to this report.