5 Celebrities Fighting Against Hunger

This is not the world we want. The world we want is a world where everyone has access to three meals a day, nutritious and clean food to live fruitful lives. Achieving UN SDG 2: Zero Hunger is essential to bring the world we want to light. 

Now more than ever, it is the role of celebrities who are becoming advocates of causes they believe in and the hunger crisis is no exception to this. Their ability to influence society is growing in importance because now, they can use their voice and actions to instigate change for the better. These five celebrities are doing just that by fighting to make hunger a thing of the past and help accelerate progress towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG2).

Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss is a world-renowned model, known primarily for her work with the lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret. She frequently attends the annual Fashion’s Night Out, an event by Vogue where people in the fashion industry are able to sell their products at discounted prices. It was at this event that Karlie decided to sell her cookies. Overwhelmed by the response, she started the brand Karlie’s Kookies. She partnered with the organization, FEED which provides school lunches to children all across the world. To date, Karlie and FEED together have provided 100,287,174 school lunches to children worldwide.


Matt Damon

Matt Damon is an American actor known for his films such as The Martian, Jason Bourne, etc. His humanitarianism is inspired by his visit to countries such as Guatemala as a child. He is a member of the Feeding America Member Council. As a part of this membership, he frequently acts in various content produced by Feeding America to influence public policy initiatives. In one of their commercials, Damon played the role of a character called Steve. Steve did not have enough money for food or basic sustenance. With no options left to explore, he decides to visit a local food bank. Steve states, “I lost a lot of sleep wondering what the neighbours might think, that is until I saw them there too.” The commercial ends with the statement, “Hunger is a real story,” and does an excellent job demonstrating how the story of Steve is the reality of numerous people worldwide.


50 Cent

50 Cent is an American rapper, songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur. His fight to end world hunger started in 2012. He flew to Kenya and Somalia with the World Food Programme and pledged to donate 1Billion meals to the children in the next five years. By 2019, he was already able to donate 3.5 Million meals. 50 Cent was also surprised by what he witnessed in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. He noticed that the children there were oblivious to their surroundings and had optimistic energy. The children did not even realise the severity of the conditions they were living in. This motivated 50 Cent to donate a part of his earnings from his products, every time to the World Food Programme to reach his goal.


Christina Aguilera

Aguilera is a renowned singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality. Since 2009 she has been working with the World Food Programme and campaigns such as the Yum! brand’s World Hunger Relief to raise funds and awareness. She often takes to her social media platforms to urge her fans to make small donations of amounts such as $5 to launch the Yum! brand’s ‘Pass The Red Cup Campaign.’ Christina states, “Just $1 will provide a school meal for four children in developing countries.” Her efforts have raised millions of dollars for the World Food Programme.


George Clooney

George Clooney is an actor and filmmaker. He started the Clooney Foundation for Justice with his wife, Amala Clooney, and donated millions of dollars to the World Food Programme. He is also known for his ‘hands-on philanthropy style.’ In 2015, he was spotted making sandwiches at a non-profit café in Scotland that donates food to the homeless. He later also donated $1,000 to the café. 


These celebrities are not just doing excellent work in their fields. They are also doing incredible work in the field of humanity. With their efforts and us playing our part in supporting those who need our help the most, world hunger could eventually come to an end, and UN SDG 2 can finally be achieved.