Desperate Housewives’ Dana Delany, Brenda Strong, Andrea Bowen, and Beau Mirchoff Kick-Off Child Hunger Ends Here Neighborhood Rally Campaign

April 8, 2010

LOS ANGELES, April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Cast members of ABC’s popular primetime series “Desperate Housewives” along with celebrity friends, gathered today on the fictional Wisteria Lane to raise awareness about childhood hunger.

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Hosted by Dana Delany (“Kathryn Mayfair”), the Child Hunger Ends Here Neighborhood Rally campaign, led by ConAgra Foods® (NYSE: CAG) in partnership with Feeding America, the nation’s leading hunger relief organization, brought together Brenda Strong (“Mary Alice Young”), Andrea Bowen (“Julie Mayer”), and Beau Mirchoff (“Danny Bolen”) to draw attention to and support for an issue that affects children throughout the United States, in neighborhoods that we all call home. The Desperate Housewives’ cast mates were joined by such celebrities as:

  • David Arquette (Actor, Feeding America Entertainment Council Chair)
  • Chad Allen (Television, film, and stage Actor, ex-”Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman”)
  • Trevor Donovan (Actor, “90210″)
  • Jeremy Glazer (Actor, “Save Me”)
  • Kathy Ireland (Former-model, actress, entrepreneur, CEO, and designer of Kathy Ireland Worldwide) and Chef Andre Carthen (Kathy Ireland Worldwide)
  • Stephanie Pratt (Reality TV Star, “The Hills”)
  • Amy Paffrath (Host, E! News Now)
  • Melissa Rivers (TV Personality)
  • Ashley Roberts (Dancer, singer, and actress formerly of The Pussycat Dolls)
  • Chad Rogers (Reality TV Star, “Million Dollar Listing”)
  • Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley (Reality TV Stars, “The Real Housewives of the O.C.”)
  • Alison Sweeney (Actress and TV Personality, “Days of Our Lives,” “The Biggest Loser”)
  • McKenzie Westmore (Actress, singer, producer, and entrepreneur, ex-”Passions”)
  • Seven Williams (Lead Singer, Whiskey Falls)

According to recent research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nearly one in four children in the United States doesn’t know where their next meal is coming from. Through the Child Hunger Ends Here Neighborhood Rally campaign, individuals in communities across the nation can help kids at risk of hunger by rallying together to raise money, collect food, purchase products that trigger a donation to Feeding America and raise awareness about the issue among their community. The program’s Web site — www.childhungerendshere.com — provides more information about the issue of child hunger and details on the number of ways to get involved.

ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here initiative builds on a long-standing commitment by ConAgra Foods and the ConAgra Foods Foundation to end child hunger, which has resulted in donations of more than $38 million and more than 232 million pounds of food to Feeding America since 1993. The ConAgra Foods Foundation recently committed an additional $10 million to Feeding America over the next five years, which is the largest donation ever made to Feeding America specifically to fight child hunger.

ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG) is one of North America’s leading food companies, with brands in 96 percent of America’s households. Consumers find Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters, Healthy Choice, Hebrew National, Hunt’s, Marie Callender’s, Orville Redenbacher’s, PAM, Peter Pan, Reddi-wip and many ConAgra Foods brands in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise and club stores. ConAgra Foods also has a strong business-to-business presence, supplying frozen potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable, spice and grain products to a variety of well-known restaurants, foodservice operators and commercial customers. For more information, please visit us at www.conagrafoods.com.

Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 63,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms. For more information on how you can fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit www.feedingamerica.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow our news on Twitter at twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.

SOURCE ConAgra Foods, Inc.

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