If you think feeding hungry people is hard work, try doing it in a war zone Somewhere in the world, every minute of the day, the people of the UN Program global food is trying to prevent millions of people from starving to death

Over there, it’s a brutally simple equation: conflict equals hunger and hunger equals more conflict And that’s without a global pandemic

“This virus hurts the poor more than anyone,” said WFP Executive Director David Beasley

When Beasley took office three years ago, he said he had 100 million hungry people to feed

“But now we’re talking about 135 to 270 million people,” he said, “I’m not talking about going to bed hungry; I’m talking about people literally walking towards famine That’s why we have to get ahead of this thing and do it right “

Two years ago, actress-entrepreneur Kate Hudson was appointed Ambassador of the World Food Program, visiting places like Cambodia to raise awareness and help hungry people eat

“Oh, it’s endless,” Hudson replied. “When you start to get involved it’s like, you know, it’s one of those things You’re just addicted It’s not like, ‘ Oh, I hope we’ll find a cure There is a cure The cure is food – we have it It’s there It’s available So that’s really how we do it, you know? “

And you could tell charity runs in her blood Her mother, Goldie Hawn, founded her own nonprofit to help children But Hudson’s fight against hunger took on new meaning when she was became a mother herself and met a struggling mother in Cambodia

“There was a mother who was one of the mothers of a child in school, and she had just had a baby,” said Hudson “And you know, I said,” How do you feel? “you know, and she was like, ‘Ughhh And you realize that as mothers the first thing we do with our babies is we would do anything to feed them And when it goes bad , I mean, you can’t explain it if you don’t know what it feels like, if you can’t give your baby milk, if you don’t produce

It’s hard to say exactly when Kate Hudson first became a household name: it may have been after her Oscar nominated turn as Penny Lane in “Almost Famous” But she says she always knew it ‘she would do good in the world, and that being really famous might help

“I try to be real about these things,” Hudson replied. “You know I have one thing that I think I have – well I have two things It’s my heart and my personal dynamism is one thing But I have a platform You know I have millions of people following me on my Instagram And I can have this opportunity to talk about it with you And so, I hope this that it can do is bring so much awareness, and that I can be a part of it in any way “

But there were some bright spots They managed to launch the biggest humanitarian response in their history and last month the staff were stunned – truly stunned – to learn that they had been awarded the Nobel Prize for peace 2020

“I was in the middle of Niger And someone just showed up to our meeting and said, ‘Nobel Peace Prize! Nobel Peace Prize!’ And I’m like, “Well, yeah, wow, who won it?” And they say, “We did it! It was the biggest surprise of my life And wow, wow, wow!”

Of course, rewards don’t feed hungry people and celebrities don’t solve global problems on their own. But they can convince people to open their hearts – and their wallets

Smith asked, “Is there a comparison between the satisfaction of playing a great role, of making a great movie, and the satisfaction you get from helping with WFP?”

“No,” Hudson replied. “It’s a whole different feeling when someone feels connected or happy based on something you’ve played, than when you realize you’re helping someone live

“You know, when you see someone suffering from something that is as simple as a little food, it’s right, you know, you can help them There is no better contribution , I think, that to be able to at least try to help as many people as possible “

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