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Apr 2

Jewel Teams Up with ACM Lifting Lives to Raise Awareness of Childhood Hunger


Photo courtesy of the Academy of Country Music.

Jewel will partner with ACM Lifting Lives to perform a live mash-up of her hit “Hands” along with “Fill a Heart,” an original song written by singer/songwriter Tori Kelly, during the ACM Awards. “Fill a Heart” was written for ConAgra Food’s Child Hunger Ends Here campaign to bring the story of hunger to life and will introduce the 2013 ACM Lifting Lives moment. This marks the fifth consecutive year of moving performances highlighting worthy causes during the ACM Awards.

Jewel herself experienced significant hardship growing up. With no place to call home, there were times when she wasn’t sure where she would spend the night or find her next meal. The experience inspired her song “Hands,” a song about not losing hope during desperate times.

“I’m so honored to perform this year’s ACM Lifting Lives moment and support ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here campaign,” Jewel said. “It’s an important cause I hold near and dear to my heart, and this is a wonderful way to give back and raise awareness. Tori wrote such a beautiful song, and I hope it serves as a wakeup call to everyone about how widespread a problem this is in the United States.”

“The Academy has been dedicated to improving lives through the power of music for forty years, and this is the fifth year we’ve included an ACM Lifting Lives moment in the ACM Awards,” Hannah Martin, Manager, ACM Lifting Lives, said. “We are proud to partner once again with ConAgra Foods to bring together a memorable performance to viewers at home, and remind them about some serious issues that Americans face on a daily basis.”

ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the ACM, is spotlighting the need to end child hunger in conjunction with ConAgra Foods. To participate in ConAgra’s Child Hunger Ends Here program, consumers can purchase specially-marked packages of select ConAgra Foods brands and then visit to enter the eight-digit code found on the packages. For each code entered through August 2013, ConAgra Foods will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal to Feeding America.

Consumers can also download their favorite version of Tori Kelly’s “Fill a Heart” from Cody Simpson and Amber Riley on the website to share with others and inspire action for the cause. For more information, visit


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