November 23rd, 2011
01:03 PM ET
Most people think about Pepto-Bismol after the Thanksgiving meal, but Eric Stonestreet wants you to think about it before you pick up that turkey leg (or whatever is your holiday food of choice).
The "Modern Family" star has joined forces with the company in an effort to donate two million meals to those most in need. The "Feeding America" project works like this: For everyone who visits Pepto's Facebook page and "likes" the picture of Stonestreet holding a turkey through the holiday, the company will donate eight meals.
"Pepto reached out and it made sense to me, because it's something to lend my face to that people don't have to do a lot to contribute for someone else's benefit," Stonestreet told CNN. "Times are tough."
Thanksgiving means great memories for the actor, who recalls growing up in Kansas City surrounded by older relatives who "could really cook."
This year, he and his girlfriend aim to volunteer to feed the hungry at a local food bank before he's scheduled to flip the switch for the holiday lights in his hometown, and then spend time with his family, he said.
The actor added that he hopes people will tune into tonight's episode of his hit comedy, which promises a few turkey surprises.
"The Thanksgiving episode is really, really funny, where [my character] Cameron talks about an old family tradition he has that the Pritchetts don't believe," he said. "The episode ends with the family all out on the football field doing something uniquely 'Modern Family.'"
"Modern Family" airs Wednesday nights on ABC.
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