Actress Sonam Kapoor will be the new Goodwill Ambassador for Fight Hunger Foundation, an NGO dedicated to the fight against malnutrition. The organisation is currently active in Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.
“Each year, over one million children die from malnutrition-related causes in India. It is inconceivable to me that there are children who do not have access to proper nutrition and clean water. We cannot build a productive and peaceful world on empty stomachs,” Sonam said in a statement. The actress visited Medical Nutrition Therapy production unit at Chota Sion Hospital, Mumbai.
After her visit she said “Seeing these children suffer from malnutrition first-hand has been devastating, but it has also made me realise that we can all be doing more to end child deaths from malnutrition, an easily preventable disease. That’s why I have decided to pledge to support Fight Hunger Foundation, to help raise awareness,”.
The actress hopes India becomes hunger-free. “I urge people to come forward and support them in their fight against malnutrition,” she said.