Friday, May 11, 2007

What some people do with fame

Drew Barrymore, the actress known for her many roles since ET as a child, is now an Ambassador for the World Hunger Program. She has been traveling and working with the group, which provides aid through school feeding programs. "Feeding a child at school is such a simple thing to do," she says. And she adds that she's seen what a miracle it is. "School feeding not only fills stomachs, but has a proven track record of boosting enrollment, attendance and academic performance. For just pennies a day per child, this program changes lives – and ultimately can impact the futures of poor countries around the world in a profound way,” she said.

In the above video, Drew talks about the work of WHP. I've put a link on top of this post so people can go over and check out the work this group is doing.

1 comment:

heather said...

I was just watching some dreck on TV about young actresses self absorbed into drugs on tabloid pages etc. who could learn from Drew about better ways to use their fame. Great post, thanks!