Tim McGraw joins campaign to help fight hunger

Singer Tim McGraw participates in a press conference to announce his partnership with Feeding America at BLT Market on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

November 4, 2010 7:41:24 PM PDT
When Tim McGraw was a kid, he didn't always know where his next meal was coming from.

He remembers growing up with a single working mom and remembers "not really having enough money for food sometimes."

Those memories are part of the reason he taped public service announcements that begin airing this month to raise awareness of hunger in America.

The organization Feeding America says one in six Americans - 49 million people - struggle to find enough food to eat, and approximately 5.7 million people receive emergency food assistance from them on any given week.