Yoko Ono and Run-D.M.C.’s Darryl McDaniels were joined by young Hurricane Sandy victims at the Hard Rock Cafe in Midtown Manhattan Monday to mark the fifth annual Imagine There’s No Hunger campaign, which combats childhood hunger and poverty.
“I know what it means to be hungry,” Ono told Rolling Stone. “In the Second World War, I was a little girl. I was evacuated in my country. We were very hungry. I just don’t want the children to have that experience.”
For the past five years, Ono has lent her support to the WhyHunger organization, which works on the grassroots level in 15 countries to feed more than 5 million kids. The group also teaches families to be self-sustaining by growing their own food.
Serving as an artist ambassador for the campaign this year was D.M.C., who traveled to Kenya to witness firsthand how the WhyHunger program assists children in need.