The man who has played Will Hunting, Jason Bourne, and Texas Ranger LaBoeuf is now starring in what might be his most important role to date. In a new Feeding America Public Service Announcement, actor Matt Damon plays Steve, a Minnesotan trying to keep his family from going hungry. In the commercial, Steve talks about getting help at his local food bank when times got tight.
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Although Damon is acting, this is a very real story for millions of people across the country like Steve. According to USDA's Economic Research Service's U.S. Household Food SafetyReport, in 2009, 50.2 million Americans lived in food insecure households. At times during the year, those households were uncertain of having, or unable to acquire, enough food to meet the needs of all their members.
Organizations like Feeding America are very important partners to USDA as we work together to combat hunger. Find more real hunger stories from Feeding America at http://feedingamerica.org/hunger.