‘My family grew up relying on public assistance to help provide meals for our family,’ the actress said in a statement.
‘Child hunger in America is a real and often overlooked problem, but one that together, we can fix.’
‘The are 16 million children struggling with hunger in America,’ the actress says in the awareness video clips. ‘That’s one in five daughters, sons, neighbors and classmates who don’t know where their next meal is coming from, yet billions of pounds of good food go to waste every year. It’s time we do something about it.”
She also disclosed her family used to survive on government handouts. Born in New York to a Danish-born father and a Jewish mother, Johansson has previously revealed that her background was penurious. She was the joint-youngest of five children; she and her twin brother had an older sister, brother, and half-brother
Today the 30 year old star is earning $20million for her role in The Avengers movies, but once upon a time in the past her family relied on charities to survive.
The “Lucy” actress is now spearheading the charity with her fellow industry colleague and the clips they also talked about out just how much food goes to waste in the country every day, while countless children below radar go to bed hungry.