Christina Aguilera Pens Emotional Essay To End Child Hunger
Christina Aguilera penned an emotional essay about her efforts toward ending child hunger. The singer is extremely passionate about the cause, and in an essay on the Huffington Post, Aguilera said she hopes when her children, Max and Summer, read her post in 10 years, child hunger won’t exist. “If we all give a little more time and money, we can end global hunger as we know it. My greatest hope is that ten years from now, we can look back with pride knowing that the world came together to finally eliminate hunger,” wrote Aguilera.
Aguilera also recalled when she started her quest to end child hunger, noting it happened shortly after the birth of her son in 2009. “I knew I had to do something to help other families and children around the world and that’s when I became a volunteer Ambassador Against Hunger with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP),” revealed Aguilera, adding that she’s also a spokesperson for Yum! Brand’s World Hunger Relief effort.
“I’ve seen first hand the need. The sense of desperation in a mother’s eyes as she holds her hungry child. I’ve also seen the joy. The faces of mothers handing a meal to a child who has no idea who I am, she simply smiles in appreciation of the meal I’m serving her,” wrote Aguilera, adding, “The meals that these children get might be the only food they eat all day. It’s a life changing experience to feed a hungry child.”
Aguilera isn’t the only celebrity fighting to end child hunger. As Gossip Cop reported, Viola Davis revealed last year that her experiences growing up poor and jumping in “garbage bins with maggots” for food, is what led her to join the Hunger Is campaign.