Tori Kelly is a 20 year-old singer/songwriter/producer from Southern California. She self-released "Handmade Songs by Tori Kelly" last May. Kelly started singing at age three and picked up drums, piano and guitar shortly thereafter. She has built a YouTube channel that has garnered over 36,000,000 views and a following that spans the globe.
More than one in five children and more than one in three Latino children in the US may not know where their next meal is coming from. Hungry children can suffer serious consequences to their health, well-being and educational achievement.ConAgra Foods and their foundation is building a community of people to help, from top musical acts, to parents, kids and employees. Their goal is to donate up to 3 million meals. For each 8-digit code found on specially marked ConAgra Foods products and entered at www.ChildHungerEndsHere.com or Facebook.com/ChildHungerEndsHere, ConAgra Foods will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal to Feeding America.
Interview Conducted Via Email By: Giacinta Pace
Q: What is your charity?
Tori: I’m working with ConAgra Foods on their Child Hunger Ends Here program to help raise awareness of child hunger in America to benefit Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization.
Q: How are you involved?
Tori: When I found out more than 1 in 5 children in the U.S. may not know where their next meal is coming from, I was shocked and wanted to bring awareness to the issue by providing a hopeful message. So when I was asked to help create a new song for the issue, the words and notes just came to me. “Fill a Heart” is the title song of my concert tour this month across the country. I’m also singing the song during my volunteer visits to food banks across the country.
Q: How can people help?
Tori: It’s easy for people to get involved – when you’re shopping at the grocery store, simply look for the red pushpin on participating ConAgra Foods packages and enter a code at www.childhungerendshere.com to donate the equivalent of one meal to Feeding America. The exciting part is up to three million meals can be donated, and we’ve already raised almost one million. We still need everyone’s help!
Q: What is the nicest thing someone has done for you?
Tori: It's hard to think of one particular thing! Kindness is everywhere.
Q: What is the charity act that has been the most satisfying for you?
Tori: The fact that I wrote a song ["Fill A Heart"] for charity and it ended up being performed by Jewel at the American Country Music Awards is an amazing feeling. So fulfilling to see my work growing and changing lives.