Jeff Bridges and the Stone Soup Café help stamp out hunger

Photo: Peter Cunningham

As Andrea Miller tells in our May magazine, Jeff Bridges has been committed to ending hunger for almost as long as he’s been in movies, and this week, the Stone Soup Café in Greenfield, Massachusetts, announced that he has pledged $30,000 in matching donations to support the café’s work over the next three years.

Stone Soup is a “Let All Eat” café, providing healthy, pay-what-you-can meals to anyone. It was founded in 2010 by Bernie Glassman’s Zen Peacemakers organization.

Glassman, of course, is a great friend of Bridges. They wrote the new book The Dude and the Zen Master together, and they’re profiled in our the May magazine. You can read an excerpt of Andrea Miller’s article here, and you’ll find the whole thing in the magazine — click here to see what else is inside. More about the Stone Soup Café, including a video, after the jump.

To kick off a new fundraising effort, Stone Soup will screen A Place at the Table, a documentary starring Bridges, on April 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Greenfield Garden Cinema. A panel discussion featuring Glassman, executive director Ari Pliskin and chef Isadora Sarto will follow. Tickets are $8.

For more information about the Stone Sopu Café, or to donate, visit their website.

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