Drew Barrymore is now an Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nation's World Food Program. Barrymore joins Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Madonna and Leonardo DiCaprio, who are all campaigning to improve the lives of people in impoverished parts of the world.
Barrymore said of her responsibilities, "I am honored and humbled to accept this challenging and rewarding assignment. I can't think of any issue that is more important than working to see that no schoolchild in this world goes hungry."
"Feeding a child at school is such a simple thing- but it works miracles," she said. "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."
"We are delighted to have Drew join our team," WFP executive director Josette Sheeran said. "Her passion and commitment to changing the world for the better and of course the respect and admiration she commands will make her a wonderful champion for school feeding."
Thursday, May 10, 2007
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