The Grammy® nominated duo of Swedish DJ/producer Avicii and manager/producer Ash Pournouri announced today their donation of 2 million meals through the FEED Foundation. The donation has been made in the name of House for Hunger, the charity founded by both Avicii and Pournouri. Funding for the donation will come from Avicii's two performances in Los Angeles, Calif. next week during Grammy week.
"We're thrilled to be the beneficiary of Avicii and House of Hunger's continued efforts to raise funds for the fight against hunger. Avicii is truly leading the charge in inspiring young people, and the house music industry, to get involved and to give back," said Lauren Bush Lauren, chairman and co-founder of the FEED Foundation.
Avicii and Pournouri created House for Hunger in 2011 with a mission to bring attention to the problem of global hunger. This was based on their mutual belief that house music embodied the values of generosity, love and unity and that their foundation provided a means to demonstrate this and support an important cause in a very tangible way.
Today's donation will support FEED Foundation school meals programs in the neediest areas of Africa. Last year. Avicii and Pournouri donated $1 million to support Feeding America.
For more about Avicii, visit his official website at www.avicii.com.
For more about the FEED Foundation, visit their website at www.thefeedfoundation.org.