“I truly hope to inspire others to join the fight against world hunger… It’s a subject so close to my heart, and has been for a long time. As a mom of two I’m passionate about this issue and want to inspire people to donate.” – Christina Aguilera.

The singer and judge on The Voice recently visited her father’s native Ecuador as part of a humanitarian visit with  Yum! Brands’ World Hunger Relief. She came away from that trip with a call to action for the world: Help end world hunger. In the PSA below she explains why this is such an important cause to her personally.

She had this to say about visiting Ecuador:

“This particular trip was sort of extra-special for me because it is my blood and heritage,” the singer, 34, told the Associated Press. “My father was born in Ecuador and my grandfather was born in Quito, which is the city I stayed in. And we would drive out in the fields which were hours away by car and into the farmland and sort of refugee areas where people are struggling.”