un-art-hunger-ebay.jpgHollywood actor Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith are raising funds to help the United Nations World Food Program tackle hunger in Haiti by auctioning a special piece of art decorated and signed by musical artists and the Smith family at the Nobel Peace Prize concert they co-hosted in Oslo last month.

The artwork selling on eBay, is a colorful map of world hunger decorated with personalized silhouettes drawn by Will, his family, and the artists who performed at the concert. 

The auction, with five days left, currently shows a top bid of $200. All proceeds will go towards providing meals to school children in Haiti, where  WFP already provides food to more than 500,000 school children.

Mr. Smith underlined the link between hunger and peace with the words he wrote on his silhouette on the map: “There can be no true peace in the world while there is hunger.”

Other artists who contributed to the artwork include Wyclef Jean, Natasha Bedingfield, Toby Keith, Westlife, Esperanza Spalding, Alexander Rybak, Amadou & Mariam, Donna Summer, Lang Lang and Luis Fonsi.

Watch the finale of the December 2 Nobel Peace Prize Concert below, in honor of the 2009 Laureate, U.S. President Barack Obama. The two Smith children join their parents on stage with all the musical guests in a rousing rendition of Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror.

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