Teen pop sensation Hilary Duff, 19, was in Edmonton last week as part of her Canadian tour. The young celebrity has been putting in efforts to grab attention for her campaign to raise poverty awareness.
She popped by a downtown emergency shelter in the Alberta city where spent an hour serving up chicken stew and dessert to hundreds of homeless.
"It's so rewarding for me. I love to get down and dirty and help out," she said.
At her concerts, Duff asks for non-perishable food donations -- and it's paid off. Her last two Canadian tours brought in 125,000 lbs of food.
"A big misconception of charity work and celebrities is that it takes a lot of money. It doesn't take a lot of money. Your time is the best thing you can give."