Universal, Feeding America, and the cast of THE CROODS: A NEW AGE need your help in providing one million meals to families in need this holiday season. It takes just a few seconds of your time and won’t cost you a single penny.

Watch  Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage and the rest of THE CROODS: A NEW AGE cast share the news about the partnership with Feeding America below, then read on for more details.


More people than ever before are making hard choices about whether to keep a roof over their heads or food in their stomachs. I know how it feels to spend sleepless nights trying to figure out what else you can cut back or cut out entirely to make sure that the lights stay on, the rent gets paid, AND your child’s tummy stays full. I’ve cried myself to sleep more nights than not these last few months because I’m so close to running out of ways to make ends meet.

I know that I’m one of the lucky ones, because although frayed beyond recognition, at least I do have some ends still capable of meeting, for now anyway. Christmas will look a lot different this year, and I’ve canceled/given up pretty much everything I don’t need, but I’m hanging in there. I know how very, very fortunate that makes me.

I totally get that very few of us have extra money to give right now. However, every last one of us can spare ten seconds of our time. So please (pretty please), take a look at three ways you can help right now and do whichever one you can. No one should be hungry ever, but especially not during the holidays.

A Simple Re-Tweet Helps Feeding America Help Families in Need

There are a couple of ways to make a difference and help families in need this holiday season. The first requires practically zero money and virtually no effort on your part. Seriously, it’s a simple as hitting “Re-Tweet.” Universal will make a donation every time you use #CroodsCare on Twitter. I even embedded the Tweet below, so you can just click on it and retweet.

Donate to the “Virtual Fruit Drive” on Animal Crossing: New Horizons

You can also contribute via a “Virtual Fruit Drive” on Animal Crossing: New Horizons by visiting “Croods Cove” using dream code: DA-1282-8266-2121. Each piece of virtual fruit that you donate on the island will translate into real meals for families in need.

Donate to Feeding America and Universal will match your funds

If you do have some cash to spare, Universal will also match funds donated directly to the Feeding America website via the Croods Care Landing Page. Every dollar provides 10 meals to families who would otherwise go to bed hungry.

About THE CROODS: A NEW AGE – in theaters November 25

The Croods have survived their fair share of dangers and disasters, from fanged prehistoric beasts to surviving the end of the world, but now they will face their biggest challenge of all: another family 

The Croods need a new place to live. So, the first prehistoric family sets off into the world in search of a safer place to call home. When they discover an idyllic walled-in paradise that meets all their needs, they think their problems are solved … except for one thing. Another family already lives there: the Bettermans.  

The Bettermans (emphasis on the “better”)—with their elaborate tree house, amazing inventions and irrigated acres of fresh produce—are a couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder. When they take the Croods in as the world’s first houseguests, it isn’t long before tensions escalate between the cave family and the modern family.  

Just when all seems lost, a new threat will propel both families on an epic adventure outside the safety of the wall, one that will force them to embrace their differences, draw strength from each other and forge a future together.  

The Croods: A New Age features the voice talent of returning stars Nicolas Cage as Grug Crood, Catherine Keener as Ugga Crood, Emma Stone as their daughter, Eep; Ryan Reynolds as Eep’s boyfriend, Guy; Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine) as Thunk and Cloris Leachman as Gran. They’re joined by new stars Peter Dinklage (HBO’s Game of Thrones) as Phil Betterman, Leslie Mann (Blockers) as Hope Betterman, and Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: Episode VIII-The Last Jedi) as their daughter, Dawn.  

The film is directed by Joel Crawford, who has worked on multiple DreamWorks Animation films, including Trolls and the Kung Fu Panda franchise, and is produced by Mark Swift (Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted).

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