ABC News Dedicates Programming on Wednesday, August 24 to Report “Hunger at Home: Crisis in America”

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Aug 19, 2011 4:34pm

David Muir, Steve Osunsami, Dr. Richard Besser, and Deborah Roberts to Report on the Acute Hunger Crisis in America

ABC News kicks off a division-wide series “Hunger at Home: Crisis in America” beginning with a full day of reports Wednesday, August 24 examining the growing number of families in the United States who go hungry. “ABC World News” weekend anchor David Muir, Steve Osunsami, Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser, and Deborah Roberts will report on the realities of what life is like for many of American families and will draw attention to the extraordinary Americans already fighting in the battle to end hunger. In addition, the reports will highlight the creative ways viewers can help in their own communities. Reports will appear on “Good Morning America,” “World News with Diane Sawyer” and “Nightline” as well as on ABC News Radio and ABCNews.com throughout the day. "One of the most powerful things we can do as journalists is to shine a spotlight – the full power and reach of ABC News – when people need help,” said ABC News President Ben Sherwood. “We believe our audience will be moved by the stories of Americans struggling to feed their families. And we know they will be inspired to action when they learn the simple things they can do to make a difference."  ”While seeing first-hand how famine is stealing children from their parents in Africa, there is also a portrait of hunger hidden right here in America. We must sound the alarm for the children in our own neighborhoods and towns who frequently go to bed having survived one more day of hunger,” said David Muir.  As little as $10 can help feed a child for nearly an entire month. ABC News will launch a text-to-donate program for all inspired to help those in need. If viewers text “F-E-E-D” (3-3-3-3) to 50555 a $10 donation will be given to Feeding America, a leading domestic hunger relief organization, to help get food to children and families in communities across the country. Plus, viewers can go to ABCNews.com to find additional ways to help. $10.00 donation to Feeding America. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 50555 to STOP. Text HELP to 50555 for HELP.  Full Terms: www.mGive.org/T.  

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