Posted: Jul 21, 2011 5:35 PM by John Sherer
Updated: Jul 22, 2011 10:04 AM
Hollywood actor and musician Jeff Bridges is trying to help hungry kids in Montana, starting in Livingston.
He is holding a benefit concert for Livingston's food pantry on Friday, July 29. While the concert has long been sold out, Bridges says much more needs to be done.
He toured the Livingston Food Pantry on Thursday and learned about the one in four Montana children who need food assistance.
"Jeff, what we've got here is a collection of books that we either have donated or buy for children, so when small children come in with their families, we offer them, the children, the choice of a book," Livingston Food Pantry Executive Director Michael McCormick said. "They get to take it home. We also have books for adults."
"Very friendly atmosphere here," Bridges said.
"We try to make this the friendliest little grocery store in town. Our margins stink, but we have fun doing it," McCormick said.
"What kind of items are in demand that you're kind of running short on?" Bridges asked.
"We always run out of tuna fish, peanut butter and spaghetti sauce," McCormick said.
"All right, so that could be something that people could help out with," Bridges said.
Click here for information on how you can help hungry children in Montana.