‘The Vampire Diaries’: Want to dine with Ian Somerhalder?

While Ian Somerhalder is not likely to dine on you (after all, the guy’s not a vampire in real life), fans do now have a chance to win a sit-down meal with the star of “The Vampire Diaries” … and the proceeds of it are all going to go to charity.

If you want to bid on the opportunity to have lunch with Ian, all you have to do is head on over to this Charitybuzz page and cast your bid. Specifically, the charity that is involved here is Ian’s own Ian Somerhalder Foundation, who is working on animal sanctuary that is also going to be doing its part to help troubled youth. Here is what the actor had to say about the specific cause to Entertainment Weekly:

“A big component of ISF is not just habitat or species conservation, it’s animal protection and youth education … There are too many animals that are abused, mistreated, and abandoned. They’ve been ostracized, they have behavioral issues, and they’re starving. It’s just unbelievable what we’ve done to the animals, and I think that’s why this is so important.

“If we can give animals a home, we can also take the youth of our country and our world — kids who have behavioral issues, bullying other kids, and halting the progression of those around them — and bring them together to learn compassion from one another. If you have compassion for an animal, then you’ll ultimately have compassion for another human being … I’m so tired of the lack of compassion in our world and watching kids grow up in it. I think it’s an amazing opportunity for us to show that having compassion for one another — and all furry, scaled, or feathered creatures — is the only way we can progress.”

Considering that Ian is already back on his way to Atlanta in order to film the show’s fourth season, it only makes sense that this lunch would be in the city. The best news? The winner of the auction can also bring a friend along for the ride.

Is this the sort of meal that you would love to sink your teeth into?

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