Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Big Names, Big Problem

To draw attention to the surging demand facing emergency food providers this holiday season, many celebrities (large and small) are stepping out of the woodwork to call for relief. 

The New Jersey Food Bank recently touted a full-page ad in the New York Times from none other than Bruce Springsteen, and Texas isn't taking it lying down:
  • Will Smith recently visited Dallas, making a sizable donation to the North Texas Food Bank and encouraging the crowd to "make someone's life better."
  • Ag Commissioner Todd Staples called on supporters to help him "end hunger in Texas."
  • Texas Senator Jeff Wentworth editorialized on the "soaring" food prices facing food banks.
  • H.E.B. served more than 250,000 Texans during their annual "Feast of Sharing."
How soon until Willie or Kinky takes up the challenge?

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