September 28th, 2009
11:48 AM ET

Find the good: David Arquette

David Arquette isn't an actor most people associate with serious drama - after all, while "Ready To Rumble," "Eight Legged Freaks," and the "Scream" series have plenty of fans, they're closer to "Shakes the Clown" than Shakespeare.  But the 38-year-old funnyman is deadly serious about fighting hunger.  He's a major volunteer with Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest), which helps feed more than 25 million low-income people in the U.S., including nearly three million seniors... and more than nine million children.

Parents: ever been unsure, even for a day, whether you could feed your children?  You know there are few worse feelings, and I don't need to belabor the point.  But it seemed a good time to highlight the cause, and Arquette's involvement in it.  September is Hunger Action Month, filled with awareness- and money-raising events like Tuesday's "Rock a Little, Feed a Lot" concert in L.A. featuring Sheryl Crow, Ben Harper, Joel and Benji Madden and others.  And today is Yom Kippur, when many Jews atoning for their sins of the past year abstain from eating - by choice, not because the fridge or cupboard is bare.

It helps to have a personal stake in a cause, and Arquette has said he has memories of lean periods growing up, when eating was an iffy proposition.  Now he's in a position to do something about the problem, and he's walking the walk - working at food banks a couple of days each week, and spreading the word.

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  1. JoEllen

    I am extremely happy to hear of the good David is doing as I have been hungry many times not knowing where I was going to get food to eat and go weeks without anything but water. I have a few good neighbors that helped and I have said when I get back on my feet I would love to help the hunger as it is a bad and scary situation. I don't have children but if I did I don't know where they would have gotten food to get and that worried me for other people.
    This is a problem and for the past 8 years I made a good income but lost my job in the mortgage industry over 3 years ago and have cleaned out all my money to keep a roof over my head and utillities paid.

    September 28, 2009 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Steve

    This was a cool deal as he is not one for patting himself on the back and making there is a media blitz about every little thing he does. It's good to hear a story about something good instead of all the usual crap about who sleeping with who... Good job David and I know it is a personal reward doing what you are doing. Thanks.

    September 28, 2009 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |

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