According to a Share Our Strength press release, a coalition of celebrities, government leaders, corporations and nonprofits launched a drive dubbed "No Kid Hungry" on Wednesday to get more children to sign up for federally funded nutrition programs, which also include free meals during the summer and in child-care centers.
"This is a mission we shouldn't be fighting, a mission that should be solved," said chef Guy Fieri. "We have the resources." Guy will be one of the campaign's celebrity faces. Actor Jeff Bridges, who founded the End Hunger Network in 1983, is serving as the campaign's national spokesman. "One in four kids goes hungry. It's insane," he said. "It doesn't have to be this way."
Guy Fieri, Jeff Bridges with Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa, USDA Secretary Vilsack and Los Angeles kids at the kick-off:
Share Our Strength is spearheading the national No Kid Hungry Campaign, in addition to state and city campaigns and is working closely with the USDA's Food and Nutrition Service who administers nutrition assistance programs, including the National School Breakfast and Child and Adult Care Food Program, to increase access to the programs at the national, state and local level.
Click here for more photographs. Visit www.Strength.org to get involved.
Meanwhile, Guy Fieri also visited The Grove and challenged "Extra" host Mario Lopez in a "Minute to Win It" game.
"Minute to Win It" is casting:
March 19th, 2011
The Palace Arts Center in Historic Downtown Grapevine
300 South Main St
Grapevine, TX. 76051
March 26th, 2011
Rock Bottom Restaurant
401 G St.
San Diego, CA. 92101
Guy Fieri, doing charitable works for others
Guy Fieri at Celebrity Softball Game
Guy Fieri - a day in May in L.A., 2010