Hailee Steinfeld is showing her support for a charity working to eliminate child hunger in the United States. She has joined the  No Kid Hungry campaign in their goal of putting an end to child hunger in the U.S. by the year 2015. The spokesperson for the campaign is her True Grit co-star, Jeff Bridges.

Steinfeld said, “I was completely shocked to learn there are kids my age who don’t have access to food like we do…I’ve gotten all my friends and family to take the No Kid Hungry Pledge on nokidhungry.org” And she’s not the only young star stepping up to help kids in need. Sarah Hyland of Modern Family joined in the campaign too. 

Hyland also became a youth ambassador for the Lopez Foundation which works with families and children suffering from kidney disease and spreads awareness about the disease and organ donation. She has said of using her fame for a good cause: “I hate the word celebrity…but using our voices can bring attention to these causes and help spread the word faster.” The Lopez Foundation was founded by comedian George Lopez.

 

About Jennifer Mishler

Jennifer Mishler is a writer, and a vegan and animal activist. When she's not writing, you can often find her volunteering or advocating for animal, environmental and human rights causes. Along with writing for Ecorazzi, she has contributed writing for nonprofits like Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and enjoys blogging. She resides in the Washington, DC area (and loves all the vegan food it has to offer). Follow Jennifer on Twitter: @jennygonevegan.

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