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Celebrities to live on $1.50 a day

The price of empathy can be as little as $1.50 a day. Several of Hollywood’s biggest bold-faced names — including Ben AffleckJosh GrobanSophia Bush and Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden — will take on the challenge of living on just $1.50 worth of food and drink to raise awareness for global poverty starting Apr. 29.

As part of the annual Live Below the Line initiative, the celebrities will join Cooking Channel personalities Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos in a bid to encourage their fans to learn more about the extreme poverty that is taking place around the globe.

The campaign hopes to raise awareness of other global organizations as well, including Opportunity International, World Food Program USA, Happy Hearts Fund, and UNICEF, among others.

Biden, who serves as the Chairman of World Food Program USA, added that his own travels inspired him to get involved with the campaign in the first place: “I’ve seen firsthand how school feeding can change the life of a child in my travels to places like the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. At just 25 cents a meal, school meals have the power to break the cycle of hunger, giving children the chance to learn, grow and a reach their full potential.”

Other celebrities who have been involved in the campaign over the past three years include Hugh JackmanMalin AkermanMinka Kelly and Nick Lachey.

Source: Us Weekly.

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