Celebrities that are ending world hunger

Many celebrities are doing their part to end poverty and illness around the world, searching for ways to contribute to the end of these injustices.  Below is a list of five celebrities that are ending world hunger.

50 Cent

From rags to riches, 50 cent is a prominent American rapper who is using his platform to end hunger in Africa. 50 cent has stated that “every day, families in Africa go without food and water, never knowing when their next meal might be; but we can change that if we all work together.” With every purchase of his new energy shot Street King, a meal is being provided to a child in need.

50 cent is strategically using his social media to promote donating to poor countries. He is using his Street King Facebook page to encourage aid. For every like he gets on the page, he doubles in terms of meals. This means that with a goal of a million likes, 50 cent will donate two million meals.


For Bono, The F Word campaign is not tied to the bad word or obscenity most commonly related to that letter, but rather from the word ‘famine.’ ONE’s F Word campaign created a movie called The F Word: Famine is the Real Obscenity, to showcase the fight to end famine in countries like Somalia, and to encourage action. is raising awareness about the more than 30,000 children that die every three months. Although does not solicit funding, there is a petition on the website that pressures world leaders, calling on them to live up to promises already made.

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera is a spokesperson for the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Yum! Brands World Hunger Relief Campaign. She has raised over 148 million dollars. Christina is an active humanitarian who often does field missions around the world in places like Rwanda and Guatemala. She supports WFP’s priority program: Zero Hunger.

Zero Hunger is Goal number 2 in the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Christina Aguilera proudly supports that Zero Hunger “pledges to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”.

Karlie Kloss

Karlie’s Kookies, courtesy of Karlie Kloss and Momofoku’s Milk Bar Christina Tosi, have made an effort to end childhood hunger by donating meals to schools all around the world through FEED.  For every cookie purchase, FEED donates 10 school lunches around the world. To date, FEED has provided 107,532,896 nutritious meals to children in 63 countries around the world.

Matt Damon

Matt Damon is a co-founder of the H2O Africa Foundation and campaigning as a spokesperson for Feeding America. He works with the foundations to provide aid for 13 countries to end the water crisis. There are more than 22 million people who are benefiting from Matt Damon and the campaign’s aid.

Celebrities are seeing the need to provide aid to countries in need and are using their platforms to reach these goals. Matt Damon, Karlie Kloss, Christina Aguilera, Bono and 50 cent are just 5 stars that are helping the fight to end world hunger.

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Christina Aguilera is a pop singer that has remained popular since the 1990’s. She is best known for her powerhouse voice, acting roles and position as a Judge on NBC’s “The Voice.” Aguilera has been given the title of “Princess of Pop,” “The Voive of Her Generation,” “One of the Best Vocalists in the World” and “Queen of Reinvention.”

However, Christina Aguilera is not as well known for her role as a humanitarian.

In the past, Aguilera has supported many charities, including the Red Cross, Refuge, World Food Programme (WFP,) World Hunger Relief and more. She has recorded a John Lennon song in order to raise funds for Amnesty International. She has also raised awareness and funds for Haiti following the nation’s tragic earthquake in 2010.

Recently, she worked as an ambassador for the Yum! Brand to help raise over $37 million to fight world hunger.

The funding goes toward Yum!’s WFP disaster relief and school meal programs. David Novak, Chairman and CEO of Yum!, stated that with the help of Christina Aguilera, the brand was “able to raise more awareness than ever about this critical issue.”

Yum! Brand is a company that owns the Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell franchises. The organization’s World Hunger Relief is the world’s largest private sector hunger relief effort and includes over 130 countries and over 1 million employees and associates.

Novak believes that “it is unacceptable that nearly one billion people around the world are going to bed hungry every night. We believe that it is our privilege and responsibility to do everything we can to make a difference in fighting world hunger to save lives.”

Since 2007, the WFP has raised over $185 million to help combat world hunger.

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Sources: MusicTimesLook to the Stars
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