Scarlett Johansson Delivers Emotional Speech As She’s Honored at God’s Love We Deliver Awards

The actor recalls being “dependent on food stamps” as a child in New York City, and praises the local nonprofit’s important work

“Throughout my career, I have been fortunate enough to witness firsthand the power of philanthropy and activism, and the work of God’s Love We deliver is no exception,” Johansson said. “Their mission to alleviate hunger and provide nourishment encompasses so much more than just physical sustenance. It’s about offering support, love, and a sense of dignity during life’s most challenging moments.”

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Johansson revealed that when she was growing up in New York, her family “was dependent on food stamps, hot lunch programs, and government aid to support our household of four children.” She added: “And as someone who’s experienced food insecurity firsthand, I understand the devastating impact it has.”

She praised the nonprofit and its volunteers for the work they do.

“The struggle to put food on the table can lead to immense hardship and despair and a loss of hope. But organizations like God’s Love We Deliver offer a lifeline to those in need,” Johansson said. “They go beyond providing meals by connecting individuals with resources, creating community support networks, and advocating for long-term solutions to address systemic issues of poverty.”