Wednesday, October 05, 2011

It's Not The Cookie Monster

Hungry Muppet to appear on "Sesame Street"

"LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A new poverty-stricken Muppet will highlight the issue of hunger struggles on an episode of "Sesame Street", the show said in a statement on Tuesday.

Pink-faced Muppet Lily, whose family deals with food insecurity, will join Big Bird, Elmo and other favorites on a one-hour prime-time special featuring country star Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly Williams Paisley called "Growing Hope Against Hunger," to air Oct 9.

The new Muppet will bring awareness to the ongoing hunger struggles that families face in the United States, the show said.

hungry Lily

"Food insecurity is a growing and difficult issue for adults to discuss, much less children," the Paisleys said in a statement.

"Sesame Street" is seen in either the U.S. or local TV versions in more than 140 nations and has won multiple awards for its educational content for pre-schoolers.

The special will see children tell personal stories of their families struggling with hunger, and will also show how some families find innovative and community-driven solutions, including food drives and assistance programs.

Recent U.S. Department of Agriculture data estimates that 17 million American children have limited or uncertain access to food. And 9.6 million of these children are under the age of 6, which prompted Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organization behind "Sesame Street," to launch a "Food For Thought: Eating Well on a Budget" initiative."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop spending the food money on cigarettes and beer.

Note, 2011 sales of Alcohol and Cigs when up and continues to rise!
150% profit

More asian americans smoking and drinking booze is up for every race, cread and color of american.

Food for thought...


5/10/11 4:19 PM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

Can't really criticize people who need help getting through these ominous days, anon.
(takes another shot)

11/10/11 3:55 PM  

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