CMT has signed on as the official cable media partner of America's Second Harvest - The Nation's Food Bank Network to support Hunger Awareness Day on June 5, 2007. This partnership is expected to drive hundreds to action in local communities across America to combat one of the most solvable problems facing the United States.
On the sixth annual Hunger Awareness Day, communities across the country will remember more than 35 million people, including nearly 12 million children, who are living on the brink of hunger. Unfortunately, more and more America's Second Harvest members are serving employed mothers and fathers whose monthly food stamps run out after two and-a-half weeks, children seeking an after-school meal to ensure they don't go to bed hungry at night or a grandmother who must choose between dinner and medical care.
"Hunger is a problem that affects those in every community across the country," said Lucia Folk, director of public affairs, CMT. "CMT is honored to be a media sponsor for Hunger Awareness Day, encouraging every American to make a difference by becoming a CMT One Country volunteer and finding philanthropic opportunities with organizations like America's Second Harvest in their community."