World Hunger Day 2011
Empowering People. Ending Hunger.
January 9, 2011
The Hunger Project is proud to celebrate World Hunger Day - Empowering People. Ending Hunger on January 9, 2011 at London's Apollo Victoria Theater, with a gala concert by international singing star Dionne Warwick and an international all-star line up including Natalie Cole and Elaine Paige!
"When Tim [Holder, THP-UK Country Director] first got in touch earlier this year to let me know about the invaluable work that The Hunger Project does around the world, and asked me if I could help him re-launch the charity in the UK, I knew immediately that I wanted to be a part of it all. I'm so thrilled to have been able to support this project's incredible growth over recent months.
"Through my role as Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, I know that while emergency famine relief is a necessity in times of crisis, helping mobilize communities to create their own food security and meet their basic needs is vital in securing a sustainable end to hunger."
In a career that spans almost five decades, five-time Grammy Award Winner Dionne Warwick has sold over 100 million records worldwide including the hits ''Walk on By,'' ''Do You Know The Way To San Jose,'' ''Heartbreaker,'' "That's What Friends Are For" and 'I'll Never Love This Way Again.''
Dionne will perform in order to raise funds and raise awareness for The Hunger Project and World Hunger Day - Empowering People. Ending Hunger. She is proud to be working in close partnership with The Hunger Project on this event and stands shoulder to shoulder with us all to bring about an end to global hunger and poverty.
The performance includes support from Dionne's musicians supported by the full orchestra of the Southbank Sinfonia, a group of professional young musicians from all over the world, as well as the London Community Gospel Choir and more.
World Hunger Day - Empowering People. Ending Hunger will celebrate and support the individuals and communities in developing and developed countries that are working toward the improvement of living standards and the elimination of hunger worldwide.
Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster (UK). The Hunger Project hopes to raise US$1.5 million, which will go toward its programs in Africa, South Asia and Latin America.
- More information about the celebration in the United Kingdom (including a daytime conference) at www.worldhungerday.co.uk
- More photos on flickr
- Biography of Dionne Warwick
- Event information
- World Hunger Day Press and Media Center