Every year, Michael Kors teams up with well-known faces around the globe to raise awareness about world hunger. The American designer’s Watch Hunger Stop campaign, in collaboration with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), is now in its seventh year, and this year sees Lebanese-Australian Jessica Kahawaty take part in the fighting the cause.
In a video shared to Instagram, the former BAZAAR cover star urges world leaders to help put a stop to world hunger.
Oscar-winning Lupita Nyong’o is also a face of the campaign this year. "I am proud to support Watch Hunger Stop because it focuses attention on solutions to the problem of hunger and encourages people to take action on an individual basis,” says the actress.
“Watch Hunger Stop helps to fund meals for schools, which has a direct impact on leveling the performance playing field for underprivileged students,” Nyong’o adds. "When students can eat, they can perform better in school which in turn leads to greater opportunities in life. In so doing, Michael Kors and WFP are facilitating better opportunities for women and girls on a daily basis.”
“Lupita is smart, talented, compassionate and strong, with an extraordinary ability to inspire others,” says Michael Kors. “I’m thrilled that she has joined us in the fight against hunger. Her empathy, honesty and commitment will make her a powerful force for change in the effort to build a world with zero hunger.”