Actor Jeff Bridges was honoured by officials from pensioners' support organisation Aarp during a special lunch on Friday (01Aug14) for his work to combat hunger.

The Big Lebowski star features on the cover of the August/September issue of the group's magazine to coincide with the release of his new film The Giver, which features a society in which the wisdom of age is a main theme.

The Aarp Foundation's end-hunger program, which seeks to provide food for needy old people, recently teamed up with No Kid Hungry, which Bridges has supported for 20 years, to forge an initiative that will provide for both young and old.

The actor spoke briefly at the event and praised the team behind The Giver, which is due to hit cinemas in the U.S. this month (Aug14), and he chatted with guests about his work with No Hungry Kid.