Monday, February 20, 2006

Bono Fights Hunger.....One Guitar at a Time

In his latest effort to save the world, U2 singer Bono has donated one of his guitars to Brazil’s Zero Hunger campaign. An auction for the guitar will take place after U2’s concert in Sao Paulo.

Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t usually associate Bono with a guitar. I think that’s a job for The Edge (a.k.a. Dave Evans). If anything, I’m thinking Bono should have auctioned off the sunglasses.

The Zero Hunger campaign's goal is to ensure all Brazilians have three meals a day by the end of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's presidential term Dec. 31.

The rock star-activist met with Silva at the Granja do Torto presidential resort to talk about the government's efforts to reduce hunger and develop renewable energy sources.

Bono’s generosity to the Zero Hunger campaign follows in the footsteps of fellow rocker, Lenny Kravitz, who donated a guitar last year. Kravitz’s guitar fetched $132,000 at last year’s auction.

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