Actor Jeff Bridges pledges support to W. Mass. soup kitchen

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GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Actor Jeff Bridges has pledged up to $30,000 in matching donations to help support a western Massachusetts soup kitchen.

Ari Pliskin, executive director of the Stone Soup Cafe in Greenfield, says the Academy Award winner has pledged up to $10,000 per year over three years to match any donations, including door receipts, dollar-for-dollar.

The Stone Soup Cafe serves a pay-what-you-can, home-cooked lunch every Saturday at the All Souls Church Unitarian-Universalist to the low-income and homeless residents of the region.

Pliskin tells The Recorder (http://bit.ly/15fo5ac ) that Bridges' involvement with the project dates to 2010, when his donation helped start the original cafe in Montague.

Bridges has been nominated for an Oscar six times, and won the best actor in a leading role award in 2009 for his role in "Crazy Heart."

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Information from: The (Greenfield, Mass.) Recorder, http://www.recorder.com


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