Her 30th birthday two years ago proved something of a turning point in the life of former wild child Drew Barrymore. The actress and movie mogul made the decision to throw herself into a philanthropic role with the UN.
This week on Oprah Winfrey's talk show the star went a step further, handing over a cheque for $1 million of her own money to the organisation's World Food Programme.
"I have seen with my own eyes what a difference a simple cup of nutritious porridge can make in a child's life," said Drew, who was appointed an Ambassador Against Hunger last year. "It helps them learn, stay healthy and sets them on track for a bright future."
Drew admitted trips to see the programme's work in Kenya had "really, really changed her". "I found a project that I love working on," she added.
During missions she undertook last year the beautiful screen star got stuck in without any airs or graces. Wearing a simple outfit of jeans and t-shirt Drew was pictured helping dole out food to locals and chatting with school kids.