Jill Biden and Jennifer Garner team up to tackle US child poverty

Jill Biden and Jennifer Garner will visit Alabama together to raise awareness of US child poverty

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Jill Biden discusses "Walk of America" as she visits "America's Newsroom" at Fox News Channel Studios on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
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Dr Jill Biden and Jennifer Garner have partnered up to address a crucial issue gripping the US - child poverty. 

The First Lady of the United States will be joined by A-list actor Jennifer, who was an avid supporter of the 2020 Biden-Harris campaign, on her ‘Help is Here’ tour in Alabama this Friday. The tour is part of multiple outreach efforts to promote the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion dollar relief package signed into law by President Biden on March 11. 

The 13 Going on 30 star will accompany Jill on her trip down south to publicize how the bill will help combat childhood poverty in Alabama, one of the country’s poorest states. The two women are scheduled to visit the Jasper Area Family Service Center in Jasper and the YWCA of Central Alabama in Birmingham, where they will meet with locals to raise awareness of how the Biden administration’s latest project will impact families with children. 

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: (L-R) Dr. Jill Biden, Save the Children Trustee Jennifer Garner and former Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden attend the 5th Annual Save The Children Illumination gala at The American Museum of Natural History on October 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)

Jennifer Garner was a passionate supporter of the Biden-Harris campaign in 2020 

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This isn’t the first time Jennifer has been involved in social activism. 

The Yes Day actor previously worked with Jill Biden on Save the Children, an emergency aid organization for young people which provides education, health care, and employment. The mom of three is particularly passionate about empowering the nation’s kids, often choosing to support charities that serve low-income children and parents. 

Jennifer was praised for her launch of the No Kid Hungry campaign at the beginning of the pandemic, an initiative that sought to ensure vulnerable children still received adequate nutrition while schools were shut. 

Along with fellow actor Amy Adams, she helped to fund over 1 billion meals with her clever idea, ‘Save with Stories.’ The fundraiser saw a variety of celebrities, including Ellen DeGeneres and Helen Mirren, read stories to children on Instagram Live. Donations went to supporting food banks, mobile food trucks, and community feeding programs, as well as to pay for educational resources for kids. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.