(Monday, June 30, 2008)
Hilary Duff has been one of the primary financial contributors to the USA Harvest program, which feeds thousands of people in need.
After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Hilary helped to distribute over 2.5 million meals to people in the affected areas of Mississippi and Louisiana. In addition to this, Duff is heavily involved in the "Blessings in a Backpack" program, which provides food for children in need. As children's causes are very close to her heart, Duff often personally helps fill backpacks with food for the kids.
The Blessings in a Backpack program is designed to help feed hungry children. While many kids are able to obtain proper nourishment through the week, thanks to school lunch and breakfast programs, these children sometimes have to go hungry, or not receive adequate nutrition, on the weekends. Blessings in a Backpack fills that void, filling the student's backpacks with non-perishable foods to carry them through the weekend.