Jeff Bridges Fights Childhood Hunger
Hollywood star gives back
- Duration 3:23
- Date Jul 3, 2011
Hollywood star gives back
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What Jeff Bridges lives the American dream without a doubt he's a Hollywood star Academy Award winner to be exact.
-- a successful singer songwriter and Jeff wants to use his fame however to champion the cause of ending hunger among America's children.
Is our focus on beyond the -- In America millions of children wake up facing each day wondering if they'll have any food to eat.
The issue becomes more critical -- during the summer when schools are closed leaving hungry children out of school breakfast and lunch.
One in four of them for kids -- American you can believe that are facing hunger every day.
And we have brought programs that are in place but the folks don't know about -- -- are enrolled in -- so we're going state by state working with mayors -- governors.
Making sure that that people know about these programs in enrolling kids in them.
Academy Award winning actor Jeff Bridges is known for the fictional characters he plays in the movies.
I'm the dude so that's what you call you know.
That or whose students who were do leader or now failed to really know we cannot -- brevity thing.
But in real life justice -- the real world reality we're -- hunger among kids and -- you know things kind of a double edged sword.
One of the the edges that I particularly enjoy is so I can bring detentions.
Two something as important as -- no -- hungry campaign.
-- wants to end hunger network despite the problem internationally.
Now he's parting with -- sure the founder -- share our strength.
Which runs the program no kid Hungary the strategy is to educate families about summer meals that are available for kids -- parks and recreation departments and every state.
And even to the Boys and Girls Club of America.
These programs -- a 100%.
Federally reimbursed so the money is there to do that you can't say that about too many things in America today give our economic challenges.
-- -- -- -- 48 million Americans living below the poverty line for the first time in that really in the history of the country.
That probably more than anything else is where we failed them we don't have answers to how to solve poverty but we know that when it comes to kids we're hungry we can solve that.
As has the intention of ending childhood hunger by 25 -- And so.
You know that seems like.
The goal that.
He's not a table but certainly.
It is possible it's also an education issue -- these kids can't all school it's our competitiveness issue so if you're concerned about America being competitive in the global economy.
One of the first lines of attack -- has got to be.
You know making sure that kids come to school.
Healthy and ready it's -- spiritual issue of me home religions you know.
Take care of them -- the -- you know that's something that I wish that you know morrow.
More -- religious leaders can put you some.
Some pressure on our politicians and you know make sure that that do we do all that everything we can't just feed their children.
And averages a remarkable man and as he says he's trying to -- leaders as well also to push the envelope when politicians -- make -- a huge difference greater.
Great story Kelli --