Gerard Butler Visits Liberia To Help Promote Food Charity
Gerard Butler has visited impoverished children in Africa in support of a charitable food initiative.
Earlier this month, the 44 year-old star visited Liberia to witness how aid organization Mary's Meals was providing thousands of kids in struggling communities with nutritious meals at their schools, as well as teaching locals how to cultivate crops.
During his trip, Butler helped volunteers cook meals provided by the charity, taught a class of orphans, and played soccer with youths.
The Scottish actor says, "Since 2010, I have come to know Mary's Meals but had no idea of what that really meant. I have been struck by the strength of peoples' dignity and what I love about Mary's Meals is that it is all about retaining this.
"Every meal is a piece of charity and a little piece of love, and goes into the hearts of the children, feeding and nourishing them. That all passes down into the families and gives them a sense of hope and that is the difference between a kid saying, 'I want to survive tomorrow' and 'I want to be a doctor'."