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PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 16: Actor Chris Pratt and actress Amy Poehler speak onstage during the 'Parks and Recreation' panel discussion at the NBC/Universal portion of the 2015 Winter TCA Tour at the Langham Hotel on January 16, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Tonight, Parks and Recreation fans got a nice surprise: Amy Poehler announced on the show’s Facebook page that the cast will reunite for a new episode next week.

Airing Thursday, April 30 at 8:30 p.m. on NBC, A Parks and Recreation Special will feature the main cast: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Jim O’Heir, and Retta. The 30-minute special’s story takes place in the present. According to NBC, “Pawnee’s most dedicated civil servant, Leslie Knope, is determined to stay connected to her friends in a time of social distancing.”

Entertainment Weekly reports that the special will raise funds for Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund, which aids food banks across the nation serving vulnerable members of the community. $500,000 in matching donations will be made by State Farm, Subaru of America, NBCUniversal and the Parks writers, producers, and cast members.

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