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People in Ukraine and refugees at the Polish border can find some relief as former first daughter Ivanka Trump has reportedly purchased one million meals to help them.

She contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars for the one million meals. It amounted to 158,400 pounds of food, a source told Fox News. The eldest daughter of former US President Donald Trump worked to connect several non-profit organizations to help package shelf-stable meals of goulash and oatmeal. The organizations include CityServe, Mercy Chefs and City of Destiny. As for the choices of meals, it came from advised food preferences of aid workers in Ukraine, which is currently being attacked by Russia.

Ivanka had been coordinating with the UPS Foundation and her partners to deliver the meals to Warsaw, Poland, and from there, local partners are set to deliver the food to Ukrainians seeking refuge in Poland, and those still staying in Ukraine. The local partners include faith-based organizations and hundreds of volunteers from the local community.

Ivanka said that Ukrainians have shown "inspiring courage and resilience during the invasion of their country by Russia." She noted that as is often the case, "pain and hardship are disproportionately borne by the most vulnerable." She added that with the food, she hopes to "provide a small source of comfort and nourishment for Ukrainians who are suffering so greatly."

Ivanka has a "very personal connection" to the conflict in Ukraine, said a source. Her mother Ivana Trump grew up in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia. The source added that Ivanka's grandmother Marie Zenicova, who lives with her in Florida, still teaches her children to "treasure our freedoms."

According to CNBC, the aid comes as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that almost 100,000 people were trapped in Mariupol. He added that they were living under “inhumane conditions” with “no food, no water, no medicine," and "under constant shelling, under constant bombing."

Senior Pastor of the City of Destiny Church in Orlando, Florida, and president of Paula White Ministries, Pastor Paula White-Cain said that people in America are "hungry to do something to help," and that people in Ukraine are "hungry for help." White-Cain shared that while they were deciding "how to connect the two," she got a call from Ivanka.

White-Cain and Ivanka worked closely in the White House to put together a "national hunger relief program called Farmers to Families." She shared that when she told Ivanka what they were doing, the former first daughter "went into action." White-Cain added that if it weren’t for Ivanka's "immediate involvement, a plane would not already be on its way to Poland right now to deliver one million meals for Ukrainian refugees fleeing the devastation of their nation."

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Ivanka Trump, businesswoman and daughter of former US President, her husband Jared Kushner, and former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attend the launch of the "Friedman Center for Peace through Strength" at the Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem on October 11, 2021. Photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP via Getty Images

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