Laura Benanti Covers Jonas Brothers’ ‘Sucker’ to Help Fight Against Hunger Amid Coronavirus

By Darlene Aderoju  for People

Laura Benanti is finding creative ways to give back amid the coronavirus pandemic.

On Tuesday, the star, 40, released the heartwarming music video for her cover of Jonas Brothers’ hit song “Sucker” to help bring individuals and their loved ones together virtually as they continue to practice social distancing throughout the outbreak. Benanti will generously donate all proceeds from her rendition — which will be featured on her debut album dropping later this year — to FoodCorps, which works to connect kids to healthy food in 18 states and Washington, D.C.

“This song and the accompanying video are meant to celebrate the deep goodness we have witnessed in so many during a terrifying period of isolation,” Benanti tells PEOPLE in a statement. “I wanted to create a time capsule of sorts, highlighting our desire for connection, our willingness to reach out and help our neighbors, and most importantly to honor the bravest and most selfless among us risking their lives to help others.”

“The video is comprised of family and friends, as well as people I connected with through the world of social media who are being of service in their communities, as well as young people being beacons of light in the darkness through their #SunshineSongs,” she adds.

Not only does the video include sweet clips from fans, families and essential workers, Benanti tells PEOPLE the song includes a charitable component. “I am honored to donate 100 percent of my earnings from this single to FoodCorps, ensuring children who rely on school for their nutrition will not go hungry during this period of quarantine,” the Broadway star says.