Actress Drew Barrymore becomes advocate for World Food Programme

Actress Drew Barrymore has been named as an Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), and will advocate for school feeding projects.

Ms. Barrymore, 32, becomes the latest Ambassador for the WFP, joining Kenyan world marathon record-holder Paul Tergat, himself a former recipient of school feeding programmes, among others. Last year WFP fed 19.4 million children across 71 countries through such projects.

Barrymore said, “I can’t think of any issue that is more important than working to see that no schoolchild in this world goes hungry.”