Modern Family’s Nolan Gould (Luke Dunphy) and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, previewed Sesame Street’s newest primetime special, Growing Hope Against Hunger, Tuesday at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank on Vernon, CA. Nolan was joined by Murray the Muppet and fellow child stars Kiernan Shipka, Lexi Hofer, Evan Hofer, Gig Morton, Griffin Cluck, and Jake Short to help distribute food to the area’s less fortunate.
The prime time special, part of Sesame Street’s initiative, Growing Hope Against Hunger, will air in Spanish next Friday, November 25, 2011 on Vme TV (check local listings). The special, which aired last month on PBS in English, can also be viewed online in English at www.sesamestreet.org/food. The special is hosted by Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams Paisley and introduces Lily, a new Muppet, who’s own family is food insecure, raising awareness of the widespread issue of hunger. The special, made possible by the generous support of Walmart, provides simple, empowering strategies to families who aren’t sure where their next meal will come from and to others who want to help.