A little movie called The Hunger Games opened this weekend; perhaps you’ve heard of it? The plot of The Hunger Games focuses on two youthful tributes from each of future America’s 12 districts battling it out to the death so that the people of their home district can reap the rewards. Meanwhile, in reality, people struggle with the very real issue of hunger on a daily basis. While the movie is all in good fun, the cast has teamed up with World Food Programme and Feeding America to bring awareness and relief to this global crisis. If you can drop $10 to see The Hunger Games, you can afford to pitch in a little something to help the hungry, in your own neighborhood or anywhere in the world. The Hunger Games, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, is in theaters now. Hit the jump to see how you can help end world hunger.
Here’s the synopsis for The Hunger Games:
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. THE HUNGER GAMES is directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel, the first in a trilogy published by Scholastic that has over 16 million copies in print in the United States alone, has developed a massive global following.