Growing Hope Against Hunger , a one hour primetime television special, produced by Sesame Workshop starring Brad Paisley, Kimberly Williams Paisley and the Sesame Street Muppets aired nationwide in October. See the preview below:


Lily, the newest muppet whose family struggles to get enough to eat.The special was made possible by our longtime partner, Walmart, through a $1.5 million grant which extends Sesame Street's Food for Thought initiative through the national television broadcast of the new primetime special, the distribution of 35,000 Food for Thought resource kits. It also helps fund 15 community screenings hosted by Feeding America members and Walmart in select Walmart communities.

The special presents families’ personal stories to raise awareness of the widespread issue of hunger in the United States, as well as strategies that have helped these families find resources and grow stronger together. Growing Hope Against Hunger will also introduce a new Muppet named Lily whose family has an ongoing struggle with hunger.