Christina Aguilera is heavily pregnant with her second child, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have time for charity! On Tuesday, she debuted her campaign for World Hunger Relief’s Pass the Red Cup challenge, which benefits the U.N.’s World Food Programme. I had no idea, but Christina has been the global spokesperson for the WHR since 2009, so she’s just continuing her efforts here.
As she wrote in a blog entry for Huffington Post:
“It’s heartbreaking to me that in our social media driven, increasingly-connected world, nearly 850 million people go to bed hungry each night. And this includes far too many children. It’s a subject so close to my heart and has been for a long time, being a mom.”
Aguilera reflected on her time in Rwanda, where she spent time at a refugee camp. “They told me how they escaped violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo,” she recalled of the people. “Their courage and hope for a better life was incredible. On my trip, I served food to kids who walk miles to and from school each day to receive a hot meal. I also went to Haiti after the earthquake hit a few years ago and saw its devastating effects on many families. Kids there were so happy just to get rice and beans from WFP.”
Well, good for her – it’s a great effort and with the amount of food on this planet – not to mention the amount of food waste – there is no reason anyone should be going hungry.