A Student of History

March 4, 2008

Hats off to Drew Barrymore

Filed under: Simple Living,The world today — John Maass @ 10:51 am

At least one celeb is putting her wealth into the fight against hunger, and should be widely recognized for it.  [See my prior post on March 1st] Drew Barrymore just donated $1,000,000 the UN’s World Food Program to feed kids in Kenya.  More details are at http://www.wfp.org/index.htm

“Isn’t it crazy in a world where we have so much abundance, and I mean everybody in this country compared to the rest of the world is living in abundance, but isn’t it crazy that people are still dying because they can’t get enough to eat?” she said.

Amen.

The Rome-based agency has an annual budget of about $3 billion, but it said it needs $500 million more this year than it anticipated to help feed the world’s poor because of the rising food and energy prices.

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