Singer Lorde has donated $20,000 to a struggling Hutt Valley charity that feeds hungry schoolchildren.

Fuel the Need got the donation via its Givealittle page yesterday.

An apparent message from the pop star on the website reads "Good on you Manuel and Fuel the Need. Hope this helps a little bit."

The message also says she is "passionate about all kids having access to food at school".

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The page had a $20,000 goal, which has been reached thanks to Lorde's donation.

Fuel the Need was started by Dalton's Gym Charitable Trust, and aims to provide lunch for 50 children a day.

Radio New Zealand reported last week that the charity had difficulty getting financial support from local businesses.