Entertainment Weekly’s Cameron Mathieson spoke with Jennifer at the Baby2Baby Gala this weekend about her plans for Thanksgiving … her answer shouldn’t surprise you as we all know how much Jennifer enjoys being in the kitchen!
Jennifer Garner partied with pals at the annual Baby2Baby Gala presented by John Paul Mitchell Systems in Culver City, California on Saturday, where she was honored with the charity’s Giving Tree Award for her dedication to children in need around the world — before spending a quiet Sunday at church with her ex, Ben Affleck, and their three children.
Before she accepted the award on Saturday however, ET’s Cameron Mathieson caught up with Garner on the red carpet, where she dished on her Thanksgiving plans this year.
“I’m cooking!” the mother-of-three said. “I’m cooking — always, everything!”
Garner, who wore a deep navy blue gown embellished with fabric flowers to the charity fundraiser, is a passionate advocate for underprivileged children. She serves on the Board of Trustees for Save The Children — which, as she told ET, is how she got involved with Baby2Baby — so the award is a meaningful one.
“Everyone who tries to help kids, we’re all just different pieces of the puzzle,” the Miracles From Heaven star said. “But you can’t help kids without food in their bellies, you can’t help kids without clean bottoms, and you can’t help kids without some basic bare essentials, and that’s what Baby2Baby takes care of so beautifully.”
The award, given every year to a mother who uses her position in the public eye to advocate on behalf of low-income children, was presented by Garner’s friend and fellow actor, Matthew McConaughey.
“It means the world to me that he came all the way out here,” the 44-year-old actress said. “What a good pal.”
Garner was clearly thrilled to see her pal, as she sported a huge grin while chatting with McConaughey inside the shindig.