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Justin Bieber Surprises School With Pledge To Fill Food Bank!

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Yay!!

Justin Bieber is back to being his old charming, kind, generous self!

Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see the Billboard Music Award-winner giving back through the Child Hunger Ends Here campaign!

Hmm… Could this be Selena Gomez's good influence taking hold again..?

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Jon Bon Jovi Performs At The Food Bank For NYC's Can Do Awards!!

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WERK it out Jon Bon Jovi!!

The 51-year-old musician recently performed at Food Bank for New York City's Can Do Awards, and we love that he's doing his part as a good citizen in our nation.

The event took place at the Cipriani Wall Street and was hosted by Tony Shalhoub.

Everyone from Chelsea Clinton, Mariska Hargitay, Lauren Bush Lauren, Alyssa Muller, Rachel Ray and Jason Patric attended the affair, which focused on ways people can help to prevent hunger.

Food Bank provides 400,000 free meals a day to New York residents, and income support services help provide tax assistance and food stamps.

Were glad Bon Jovi could be part of something so inspirational!!

Aren't U???

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Chef Rocco DiSpirito Cooks For Charity!

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Chef Rocco DiSpirito, host of Now Eat This! with Rocco Dispirito, volunteered at the Food Bank for New York City’s Community Kitchen & Food Pantry.

He was there trying to raise awareness for the issue of hunger in NYC and the whole nation!

He served dinner there, which included a special side dish of macaroni and cheese to the hundreds of guests.

Chef Rocco was joined by Bank of America employees because B of A is going to donate $2 for every $1 donated to Feeding America's "Give a Meal" initiative.

They will match donations all the way up to $1.5 million!!

So ahmayzing! Way to be charitable!

Wanna know Rocco's special mac and cheese recipe??

Check it out AFTER THE JUMP!!

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Pinkberry Sold Simpsons Co-Creator Sam Simon Faulty Property?

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Sam Simon Lawwsuit against Pinkberry

Wow, we may have to boycott Pinkberry after this news!

Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons, is taking Pinkberry to court after he says they intentionally sold him a property he planned on using as a non-profit food bank that WASN'T permitted for food product operations!

After realtors SWORE it was permitted for such use, Simon purchased the building for $1.2 million because of amenities for his cause like the food prep area and walk-in freezer.

As it turned out, his new property was only licensed as an "auto repair garage", not food service. In fact, Pinkberry never even obtained proper plumbing, mechanical, and electrical permits!

In retaliation, Sam is suing all alleged guilty parties involved including his realtor, Pinkberry co-founder Shelly Hwang, AND the company through which Pinkberry does business.

It's such a shame Sam even has to go through all of this when he just wanted to improve the lives of the less fortunate!

UPDATE: A rep for Pinkberry reveals to FitPerez.com:

"Pinkberry has nothing to do with the entity that sold the building to Simon. Pinkberry is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit, and was not an owner or a tenant in the building when it was sold. Pinkberry was not involved in any of the negotiations or the sale of the building.

What is even more concerning is that the story focuses on an "anti-charity" angle, when the truth is that Pinkberry and its people are strong supporters of charities, including the very sort of food bank charity that Mr. Simon generously supports."

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Demand For Food Rising While Donations Are Falling

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Demand For Food Rising While Donations Are Falling

In case you’ve missed the endless news coverage of it, our economy is still in shambles, and people across the country are struggling to put food on the table.

Places like Salvation Army normally pick up the slack and give food to families in need. Unfortunately, due to a decrease in food and money donations and increase in demand, they’re running low on food.

Said Major Darryl Leedom, the Salvation Army's regional commander for Minneapolis and St. Paul:

"Here in Minnesota we have the new poor, the working poor, the underemployed, the unemployed — it's a dynamic shift in the population of people coming in. Many of those individuals have already exhausted their savings and financial support from friends and family, so it took them a while before they found it necessary to come in for food assistance."

Food banks across the country are struggling to keep up with the increase in demand.

If you are able, DONATE to a local food bank! Find out how you can help by going here. We are all in this together — help out a neighbor in need!

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