Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner have joined with Feeding America, to launch PSAs to raise awareness about child hunger in America.
According to PR Newswire, the PSAs call for Americans to help hungry children in this country by supporting the food banks that Feeding America offers throughout the country. “My family grew up relying on public assistance to help provide meals for our family,” Scarlett said. “Child hunger in America is a real and often overlooked problem, but one that together, we can fix. It is my hope that by joining with Feeding America, our awareness of this issue will lead to a solution.”
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), one in five children in America – nearly 16 million children – struggle with hunger. Research has shown that good nutrition has implications for a child’s future physical and mental health, academic achievement and economic productivity.
“There are children facing hunger in every community across America. That is unacceptable. These new PSAs allow us to expose the prevalence of child hunger and engage the nation in solving the problem,” said Bob Aiken, CEO of Feeding America. “We all have a role to play in making sure children have enough to eat and we are profoundly grateful for Ms. Johansson and Mr. Renner for lending their voices to raise awareness about the issue.”
The new PSAs feature both Scarlett and Jeremy, who give important information on how we all can help solve hunger in this country. You can visit www.FeedingAmerica.org for more information on this issue as well as donations, volunteer opportunities, contacts for members of Congress and more!
This is a very big issue throughout this country, and it’s good to see Scarlett and Jeremy lending their voices to this cause.