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Christina Aguilera, World Food Programme Ambassador, Visits Rwanda
September 26, 2013
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Christina Aguilera may be best known for her career as a pop star, but for years, she's been pursuing another goal: using her celebrity to help fight hunger. Like George, Christina's a World Food Programme Ambassador Against Hunger. She visited Rwanda in June of this year.

This trip — the singer's third time in the country — was to promote a program called From Hunger to Hope, It's part of the World Hunger Relief effort, an initiative to raise awareness and funds for the WFP and other hunger-relief organizations. 

In a statement, Aguilera said the goal of the initiative "is to inspire as many people as possible to donate to the cause and move millions of children from hunger to hope. It's important for people to know that for just 25 cents a day, we can feed a child in school and be part of the solution."

From Hunger to Hope operates in more than 39,000 Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants worldwide, where people are invited to donate money to feed the hungry around the world. To date, the initiative has raised nearly $150 million for the WFP and other groups working to end hunger.

In 2012, the government of Canada donated a total of $1,304,474 to support the WFP's food assistance efforts in Rwanda. And in other WFP news, Canada has donated a total of $41 million to school feeding in Haiti since 2010. 


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