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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.

“They’re teaching these young people how to grow their own food. It makes a lot of sense,” D.M.C. told Rolling Stone. “If I eat, you should eat too, which is why we created hip-hop in the Bronx, many years ago.

“Afrika Bambaataa and the Zulu Nation looked around and said, ‘We gotta stop killing each other, fighting for corners and streets. Let’s do something creatively, where everybody could eat.’ We were young people who took it upon ourselves to do it.” READ MORE

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