The Goonies cast reunite for script reading for No Kid Hungry charity
After gathering together for Josh Gad’s Reunited Apart back in April, the cast of the fan-favorite adventure film The Goonies are reuniting virtually for a special script reading event to raise funds for No Kid Hungry, an organization working to help feed kids and families during the pandemic and beyond.
Exciting news! The cast of The Goonies will be reuniting for a LIVE virtual script read next Saturday, December 5, at 8pm ET benefiting @nokidhungry.
— No Kid Hungry (@nokidhungry) November 25, 2020
The special event, which is set to air on Saturday, December 5 at 5 p.m. PST, will include Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, Sean Astin, Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton, Ke Huy Quan, Jeff Cohen, Joe Pantoliano and Robert Davi as well as special guests Zach Braff, Cary Elwes, Donald Faison and Gad!
“The same spirit of bravery, sacrifice and camaraderie that the Goonies showed in our movie is what families all over the world are experiencing as we all face this pandemic,” director/producer Richard Donner said in a statement. “We are honored to have the opportunity to help No Kid Hungry and to hopefully bring a little light and love into homes across the globe.”
The virtual reunion will be broadcast and available for viewers to watch and donate at the official site, with the event being free to the public though No Kid Hungry encouraging donations even as small as $1 as, due to the global pandemic, one in four kids could face hunger this year and every dollar will go towards their plan to make sure kids are fed during this crisis and all year long.
“Millions of kids in America rely on the meals they receive at school for the nutrition they need,” Tom Nelson, President and CEO at Share Our Strength, the organization behind the No Kid Hungry Campaign, said in a statement. “With more students learning virtually than ever before with record jobs and wages lost, an unprecedented number of kids are going hungry during this crisis. Amidst this increased need and an uncertain school year, kids need our support more than ever. We’re grateful to the cast of The Goonies, Warner Bros., Warner Media and those tuning in to the reunion special to help ensure kids have access to the food they need.”