Matt Damon and Taye Diggs’ moving PSAs for Feeding America

Popeater pointed me to this PSA for Feeding America featuring my imaginary husband, Matt Damon, portraying a real-life person who relies on a food back to help make ends meet. I found this video really touching and effective in that it made me want to contribute to this worthy cause. The best part is when the guy Damon is playing comes on screen and tells him that his acting was a little stiff.

And here’s Taye Diggs playing a man who took in his sister’s kids and can’t afford to feed them along with his own four kids. He says “you can’t eat love. I don’t know how I’m going to feed them tonight.” Then the man he’s portraying jokes “I think I look more like Denzel.”

Ugly Betty actress Anna Ortiz plays the wife of a teacher who is struggling to feed her kids. This PSA is also available in Spanish.

There’s another new Feeding America PSA with Ben Affleck, but it’s just a personal appeal and isn’t as interesting as these real life stories.

According to Feeding America, 1 in 6 people in the US suffer from “food insecurity,” with 1 in 4 children living in homes where there’s not enough to eat. You can help contribute to the cause by donating online or helping out at your local food bank. If you need help, there’s no shame in getting some.



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5 Responses to “Matt Damon and Taye Diggs’ moving PSAs for Feeding America”

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  1. bellaluna says:

    *tears in eyes* What awesome PSA’s. I can’t believe no one else has anything to say about these.

    And now I need HGF to cheer me up.

  2. W.O.M. (use to post as Bea) says:

    Those were good — interesting spins on the usual celeb PSA.

  3. QQ says:

    Ugh I’m about to blubber here

  4. I Choose Me says:

    Made me tear up a little. Love these PSAs.

  5. Aqua says:

    Even though it’s s serious subject and very real, they struck a right balance with their PSA’s. I’m a little surprise their has been very little comment.