Chris O’Donnell Joins Initiative To Raise Awareness For Children At Risk Of HungerPosted: May 28, 2013
Known mainly for his acting and current role on the CBS hit drama NCIS: Los Angeles, Chris O’Donnell has more recently also been focusing his time on ConAgra Foods’ “Hunger-Free Summer,” a joint initiative between Feeding America and the ConAgra Foods Foundation that helps to ensure that children are not going hungry once each school year ends. He, along with other famous faces, have been helping to raise awareness to this issue that affects 1-in-5 children in the United States alone.
“As a father of five, I was shocked to learn that one in five children in the U.S. face food insecurity – and that the situation only becomes more worrisome during the summer months,” the 42-year-old actor told me. “That’s why I’m working with ConAgra Foods, to spread a message of hope and provide a simple way for others to get involved in the fight against child hunger.”
To help in the campaign, O’Donnell made a video called “What If Your Child Was the One,” reflecting on the children who have to face food insecurity. “I feel fortunate that meals were available to me, and I am able to provide them for my children. When you hear the number of food insecure children, it makes you want to be involved.” Adding, “Every time it is viewed or shared, a meal is donated to Feeding America.”
Other ways people can get involved and volunteer is by transporting food, or hosting activities at feeding sites. “And while many resources are often available, sometimes families may not know they exist. You can raise awareness of the resources offered this summer by calling 1-866-3-HUNGRY to find programs in your area.”