Christina Aguilera: When My Children Grow Up, Hunger Will Be History
As a mother and humanitarian, Christina Aguilera recently shared why she decided to work with the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) as an Ambassador Against Hunger.
For the past six years, the Grammy-winning singer has traveled across the globe to visit communities that are benefiting from WFP’s lifesaving support.
Writing in The Huffington Post, she explains:
“Since 2009 after the birth of my son Max, I knew I had to do something to help other children and families around the world and that’s when I became a volunteer Ambassador Against Hunger with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as well as volunteer spokesperson for Yum! Brands’ World Hunger Relief effort.
It’s more than my story though, it’s the story of millions of children and families around the world who need our help…I’ve visited WFP relief sites in Rwanda, Haiti and Guatemala. 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 and their children light up as they’re served a meal through WFP. I’ve felt the joy that comes from 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. The meals that these children get might be the only food they eat all day.”
This Mother’s Day, the team at World Food Program USA is celebrating women like Christina Aguilera and millions of hard-working moms across the world who are solving hunger and feeding the future.