In 1984, Jeff Bridges and other entertainment industry leaders founded the End Hunger Network aimed at encouraging, stimulating and supporting action to end childhood hunger. He supports President Obama’s initiative to End Childhood Hunger by 2015. In November 2010, Bridges became spokesman for the No Kid Hungry Campaign of the organization Share our Strength. Its goal is to present and undertake a state-by-state strategy to end childhood hunger in the United States by 2015.
He has teamed up with the Zen Peacemakers who operate a non-traditional soup kitchen. An edited version of a transcript of a conversation he had with Zen master Bernard Glassman is published in the 2013 book “The Dude and the Zen Master.”