SEATTLE — Global superstar and singer Christina Aguilera can often be seen judging talent on the popular televised singing competition “The Voice.” When she’s not helping young singers break into the music industry or recording top 100 tracks, Aguilera frequently supports charities working to end world hunger.
According to the World Food Programme, 795 million people around the world (about one person in every nine) suffer from chronic hunger. Since 2009, Aguilera has worked with the World Food Programme and campaigns like Yum! Brands’ World Hunger Relief to raise money and awareness.
“My goal with Yum! Brands World Hunger Relief is to inspire as many people as possible to donate to the cause and become part of the solution,” she said. “Just $1 will provide a school meal for four children in developing countries.”
Using her celebrity status to advantage, Aguilera helped raise awareness for the World Hunger Relief campaign by participating in a fall 2015 public service announcement. The announcement included a video of Aguilera’s humanitarian trip to Ecuador, during which she witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of hunger. Through the World Food Programme’s school feeding program, Aguilera helped feed children who sometimes eat only one meal a day.
Aguilera often uses social media to reach out to her fans. In 2014, she tweeted a request for $5 donations, launching Yum! Brands’ “Pass The Red Cup” campaign.
Aguilera’s participation has helped raise millions of dollars for the World Food Programme and other foundations looking to end world hunger. In addition to her five Grammies, she has received the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for her efforts.
Christina Aguilera continues to use her celebrity status and social media presence to support various charities that fight world hunger, AIDS and abuse, provide disaster relief and promote education.
– Casey Marx