This summer, I've been preparing for the arrival of my new baby girl and working on recording new music for my next album. It's hard to believe that about the same time last year I was in the fields of Rwanda with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Yum! Brands' World Hunger Relief effort. The beautiful faces of the young mothers and children I met in Rwanda are with me every day and fuel my passion to raise awareness about the critical global hunger issue.
It's heartbreaking to me that in our social media driven, increasingly-connected world, nearly 850 million people go to bed hungry each night. And this includes far too many children. It's a subject so close to my heart and has been for a long time, being a mom.