Monday, March 3, 2008

Drew Barrymore donates $1m to charity

Drew BarrymoreDrew Barrymore has shown her philanthropic side - by donating $1m to the World Food Programme to help feed children in Africa.

"I have seen with my own eyes what a difference a simple cup of nutritious porridge can make in a child's life," the actress said. "It helps them learn, stay healthy and sets them on track for a bright future."

'Music and Lyrics' star Barrymore, 33, has worked with the charity since 2005 and became an Ambassador Against Hunger last year. She's taken two trips to Kenya to see the organization's work first hand.

"We have a dream to feed another 10 million hungry school children in Africa by Thanksgiving Day," said WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran, who also appeared on Oprah.

By Owen Williams, Mar 03 2008 © Copyright 2008 - Showbiz Spy

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