Jennie Garth is the latest celeb to collaborate with Feeding America to bring awareness to childhood hunger!
According to PR Newswire, Jennie has shot several PSAs with the organization, which is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization. The PSAs feature Jennie in a food bank discussing the effects of hunger on children, while also pointing out that billions of pounds of extra food are wasted in this country every year. “No child should go hungry in this country,” Jennie said. “Feeding America is working hard to make sure that, in our near future, childhood hunger will be a thing of the past.”
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), one in five children in America – 15 million kids – struggles with hunger. Research has shown that good nutrition has implications for a child’s future physical and mental health, academic achievement and economic productivity.
“Childhood hunger is a problem we have the power to solve. It takes motivated people to support local food banks and the acceptance that hunger is faced by far too many children in every community across America,” said Diana Aviv, CEO of Feeding America. “We’re so grateful to Ms. Garth for lending her influence to this issue, and hope that these new PSAs allow us to expose the prevalence of child hunger and engage the nation in solving the problem.”
It’s good to see Jennie standing up for this serious issue! In 2015, no child should have to go hungry. Feeding America continues to do great work to feed children across the country and get other people involved as well!
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