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March 4th, 2013
08:06 AM ET

Actor Taye Diggs teams up with Kellogg's in 'Share Breakfast' campaign to end childhood hunger in America

Actor Taye Diggs may be best known for his starring roles on the TV drama "Private Practice" and as the opportunistic landlord in Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking musical, “Rent.” But now he has a new role on the national stage working to fight child hunger in America. He's teaming up with Kellogg's as a paid spokesman, to help with their "Share Breakfast" campaign.

Kellogg's is pledging $1 million to breakfast programs to help the one in five U.S. children who start each day without breakfast. This is national breakfast week and Diggs comes to “Early Start” to share more on the campaign.

A staggering 16.7 million children currently struggle with hunger in United States. “People don't realize that this is an issue we are dealing with in our own country,” Diggs says. “So I teamed up with Kellogg's and we are participating in the Share Breakfast program, which is focusing on getting over a million breakfasts out to kids that otherwise would go without.” He says their ultimate goal is to end childhood hunger.

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