Oscar winner to promote breakfast in Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Academy Award-winning actor and the head of a non-profit group dedicated to ending childhood hunger in the United States are scheduled to visit Little Rock on Monday to promote a breakfast program in schools.
The No Kid Hungry campaign is trying to increase participation in programs that provide meals for children at their schools. The campaign is a part of the national, non-profit group Share Our Strength.
That group's CEO, Billy Shore, and Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges are scheduled to visit a Little Rock school and also participate in a panel discussion with Gov. Mike Beebe about the challenges Arkansas faces in alleviating childhood hunger.
A "Breakfast after the Bell" program that feeds children in their classrooms is now in 135 Arkansas schools.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.