Celebrities Speak Out Against Hunger For Hunger Action Month

Sep 19, 2012, 09:00 ET from Feeding America

CHICAGO, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several members of the Feeding America Entertainment Council are stepping up and speaking out against hunger by taking part in a video call-to-action. The celebrities include multifaceted entertainer Nick Cannon, television personality Samantha Harris, registered dietitian and Cooking Channel host Ellie Krieger, Food Network and talk show star Rachael Ray, actress and television host Alison Sweeney, and music mogul and entrepreneur 50 Cent.

These six hunger-relief advocates recorded a montage video which joins their words into one unified message: together, we can speak out against hunger.

Watch and share the celebrity montage video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9hvyUm91n8.

The video is part of Feeding America's efforts to promote Hunger Action Month which began September 1. Advocates from across the country have joined Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to Speak Out Against Hunger™ this September. As recently reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 50 million people in the United States, or 14.9% of Americans, are struggling with hunger.

There are several ways to help raise awareness this month to help shine a light on the 1 in 6 Americans facing hunger:

  • Watch the celebrity montage video and share it in your social spaces, like Facebook and Twitter
  • Like your local food bank and Feeding America on Facebook
  • Donate your Facebook status to hunger
  • Go Orange and update your Facebook and Twitter avatar to show your support of hunger-relief
  • Share a hunger fact with your friends
  • Send a postcard to your local elected official and speak up for national nutrition programs
  • Volunteer at your local food bank

To learn more about Hunger Action Month, please visit www.hungeractionmonth.org.

Feeding America would also like to thank our entire Entertainment Council of celebrity ambassadors for their continuous support in the fight to end hunger in America. For a list of all Entertainment Council members, visit http://feedingamerica.org/how-we-fight-hunger/our-partners/celebrity-partners.aspx.

About Feeding America
Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 61,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms. For more information on how you can fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit http://www.feedingamerica.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow our news on Twitter at twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.

Shannon Traeger
Feeding America


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