For the past couple of months, we’ve seen how political unrest in Kenya can spark a food crisis in a normally stable place. Thankfully, this crisis has not gone unnoticed. Drew Barrymore, for one, decided to pitch in. From the UN News Center.
The United States actress Drew Barrymore today announced that she would donate $1 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), where she is an Ambassador Against Hunger, to help the agency feed thousands of Kenyan schoolchildren.
The personal donation kicks off WFP’s ‘Fill the Cup’ challenge to the US to raise enough funds to help feed 59 million children around the world for a year.
Speaking on the Oprah Winfrey Show on US television, where she announced the donation, Ms. Barrymore said she had witnessed first-hand the impact hunger has on poor children during two visits to Kenya in the past two years.
“I have seen with my own eyes what a difference a simple cup of nutritious porridge can make in a child’s life,” she said. “It helps them learn, stay healthy and sets them on track for a bright future.”