Feeding America collaborates with Scarlett Johansson to tackle the problem of food insecurity, which she has personally faced.
In a recent public service announcement for Feeding America, Johansson reveals that her family depended on public assistance to provide them with meals during her childhood. She explains that these meals were crucial in fueling her passion for theater and the arts. Johansson emphasizes that food is not just a means of survival but also a way to grow and thrive. Feeding America is the largest hunger-relief organization in the US, consisting of a nationwide network of food banks, food pantries, and community-based organizations. Its mission is to end hunger by providing food and support to millions of individuals and families in need.
Johansson mentioned in a blog post for her group that she and her sibling had an ordinary childhood. They attended public school and savored the delicious, complimentary meals that were served daily.
During my childhood, I never paid much attention to the food we consumed at school. All I cared about was being a happy kid and learning. However, as I grew older, I realized how grateful I am for those meals. Since my family depended on public assistance, the free school lunch program played a crucial role in our lives by providing us with breakfast and lunch. This program is specifically designed for students from low-income families, and I feel incredibly thankful for it.