Drew Barrymore announced on Monday’s “Oprah Winfrey Show” that she is donating $1 million to the World Food Programme, a U.N. body that delivers millions of tons of food aid to more than 70 million people in about 80 countries.
The 33-year-old actress, who first appeared on screen at age 8 in “ET: The Extra-Terrestrial,” said “I’m able to make this incredible donation, this has changed my life, but I encourage everyone to give.”
Having worked with WFP since 2005, she became an “Ambassador Against Hunger” in May 2007 and has devoted her time to brining attention to the damaging effects of hunger.
During the show, Barrymore received a call from friend and “Charlie’s Angel’s” castmate, Cameron Diaz.
“I’m just so proud of Drew. I’m so proud of this information that she’s giving the world and Oprah, you allowing to have her there and put it on. It’s unprecedented – where we’re at in the world right now, learning about how our children are living in the world is devastating and the truth that is being spoken there is so important for people to hear and I’m just so proud of you, Drew, for doing this and informing people,” Diaz said.
An obviously moved Barrymore responded: â€œThatâ€™s my best friend, man.â€
Big thanks to both S and CD Fan for alerting me about this sweet (and well-deserved) comment Cameron made about Drew! The article above can be read at The Showbuzz.