By Robyn Collins
Lorde has donated $20,000NZ ($13,500US) to Fuel The Need to provide food for children who can’t afford school lunch.
She wrote on their fundraising page, “Good on you Manuel and Fuel The Need. I hope this helps a little bit. Lots of love from a former kid who is passionate about all kids having access to food at school.”
Fuel The Need organizer Manuel Dalton said, “To date, we’d raised $1,400 from local businesses, so when Lorde’s payment came through, it was amazing.” The charity was set up to help children in the city of Upper Hutt afford school lunches.
Last year, Lorde chimed in about a similar local charity, Eat My Lunch, which also funds meals for poverty-stricken children. “It makes me want to cry, thinking about kids who can’t eat at school, and therefore probably find it pretty tough to focus and learn too,” she wrote on Instagram.
Lorde is working on the follow-up to her 2013 debut album Pure Heroine. Since its release she has featured on Disclosure’s album Caracal and performed “Life On Mars?” at the Brit Awards as a tribute to David Bowie.