Amandla Stenburg talked with MTV over 'No Kid Hungry' and being part of The Hunger Games. You can read the full article Here.
Act: How did you get involved with No Kid Hungry? Was it through your role as Rue in The Hunger Games or were you involved with the organization before? Why did you decide to work with them?
Amandla: I first heard about No Kid Hungry last fall when they approached me about helping out. I was impressed with all the work they were doing and said yes right way because it's such a good cause. Food is such a basic human need. And I just know that we can provide for every kid in this country.
What do you think are the most important issues that Hunger Games raises for young fans? What do you hope the young audience who will be cramming into theatres this weekend will learn or take away from the film?
I think The Hunger games has a really powerful message about survival, and sacrificing for the ones you love. It's almost like a warning for us to not loose touch of our humanity. We live in a world in which we watch other's misfortunes for entertainment. Every year our outfits and makeup get more ridiculous. I feel as if the world that Suzanne Collins created is like an exaggerated take on that. Katniss is a fantastic heroine as well. She's hardworking, passionate, and she takes responsibility, and I think she's a great role model for girls. I hope that's what fans take away.
What do you think is the best way a young person who loves Hunger Games can get involved to make a difference?
I think sometimes young people become discouraged because they think that what they do is just a drop in the bucket and won't make a different. But really, every little bit counts. Your actions can have a much larger impact than you think. So find something you really care about, because when you're passionate about something, you will give it your all.