Arquette’s plastic box stunt to feed the hungry

LONDON: US actor David Arquette is to live in a plastic box in New York City to help raise money for the hungry.

The 37-year-old plans to stay in the box above the Madison Square Garden marquee for about eight hours each day on July 14 and 15.

The Scream star is aiming to raise $250,000 for Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief charity. Organisers said the actor will be able to eat during the stunt. Donations can be made at the site of the event, through text messages or via a specially set up Facebook page.

Arquette, who serves as chair of the Entertainment Council for Feeding America, spoke at a national rally against hunger in Washington DC in January. The charity is one of a number, which the star publicly supports.

Last year Arquette and his wife, Friends star Courteney Cox, asked friends to raise $1m (£616,500) to help those with the incurable skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa. — Agencies