Wednesday, November 24, 2010

This Week's Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

Photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Milosz Reterski

A group of celebrities work to end hunger, some furry friends teach healthy living and The Biggest Loser has a huge week. Here are this week's most inspirational pop culture moments.

Celebrities Work to End Hunger

This week we gather with family and friends to give thanks for everything we have. As we celebrate some of the most fortunate stars are helping Feeding America remind us that there are many families struggling in these tough economic times.

The new "Hunger is a Real Story" campaign features big names like Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Taye Diggs. These stars are acting out the stories of those Americans who are going hungry.

Affleck kicked off the campaign with a background PSA stating that "49 million Americans struggle with hunger. That's one our of every six Americans."

Taye Diggs takes on the role of Reggie, a father of four who also lives with his sister's kids but has no way to feed them all. Anna Ortiz acts out the part of Fernanda, whose husband is a teacher affected by state budget cuts and is is unsure where her family's next meal is coming from. And Matt Damon plays Steve who finds himself needing the services of a local food bank. He gets over his fear about what his neighbors might think, when he sees them there as well.

Each story opens our eyes to the suffering in our own neighborhoods. These celebrities are inspiring us to donate to Feeding America or find a local food bank and drop off donations or volunteer to help.

For more of this week's inspirational pop culture moments visit Beliefnet's Idol Chatter.

For past inspirational pop culture moments check out:
This Week's Inspirational Pop Culture Moments — November 19
This Week's Inspirational Pop Culture Moments — November 11

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