Celeb chef and philanthropist Art Smith and the Quaker Oats Co. hosted an event in New York City's Times Square Monday to energize Americans by handing out free breakfast -- and it was all for a good cause!
Smith took part in Quaker Oats' Go Project to raise awareness about hunger in America. The project works in partnership with the Share Our Strength organization.
"There are people that go hungry every day, and with this program, it enables us to not only fuel ourselves, but go forward with it and help others," Smith told ET.
At the event, Quaker donated up to one million servings of products made with healthy whole-grain oats. Those in attendance were able to enjoy oatmeal and blend their own smoothies by pedaling novelty bicycles.
Smith is a two-time James Beard Award recipient -- and has cooked for the new First Family, Oprah Winfrey, and other politicians. He says President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama dined at his Chicago restaurant on Valentine's Day.
"The president wished to dine with other guests [at the restaurant], which was wonderful. And they had a wonderful, peaceful meal upstairs in our dining room there, and among other diners who were celebrating love," Smith said. "The President always has fish, and the First Lady had fish, and I think I saw a piece of pecan pie, like, fly by."
For more information on the Quaker's Go Grants, which will award $500 grants to people for their ideas on how to fight hunger in their communities, click here.