MICHAEL KORS NAMED A UN WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME AMBASSADOR
In recognition of his efforts to help end hunger, designer Michael Kors has been named a Global Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
“It’s an honor to be named a Global Ambassador Against Hunger, and a further inspiration to me to continue the important work of ending world hunger hand in hand with WFP,” says Kors. “WFP has a global presence, with people on the ground in countries that are most affected by hunger and malnutrition, and they’re doing an amazing job helping families and communities build a better future for themselves.”
Since launching the Watch Hunger Stop campaign in 2013, Kors has helped raise funds to provide more than 10 million meals to kids through WFP’s School Meals Programme—an initiative that reaches 18 million children around the world each year who are among the most in need of nutritious food and a chance at a brighter future.
The School Meals Programme is one of the reasons why kids in many countries can actually go to school, and I’m proud that we are able to play a small part in helping them get the education they deserve.
In addition to his work with WFP, Kors has been fighting hunger locally in New York City since the 1980s, working with God’s Love We Deliver to provide nutritious meals to people who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves.
We’re making real progress toward our goal of zero hunger. You can see a visible reaction, a positive reaction, when you hand someone a plate of food. Whether you get involved on a local level, a national level or a global level, you can really make a difference in people’s lives. We have enough food in the world for everyone. The challenge is to get people to realize this and to work to change it.
“We are grateful to Michael for his strong commitment to the goal of zero hunger and all the children, women and men who will have a chance at a brighter future because of his support,” says Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of WFP. “WFP looks forward to working even more closely with Michael and his company to make a hunger free world a reality.”