Lupita Nyong\'o joins Michael Kors Watch Hunger Stop campaign

Lupita Nyong'o has joined Michael Kors' 'Watch Hunger Stop' global philanthropic initiative against hunger.

Since its inception six years ago the initiative launched by the label together with the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has provided nearly 19 million meals.

'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,' the Academy Award-winning actress said explaining her decision to join forces with Michael Kors.

'Watch Hunger Stop helps to fund meals for schools, which has a direct impact on leveling the performance playing field for underprivileged students,' she added. '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,' said Michael Kors in a statement. ' 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.'

October 16 marks World Food Day and once again this year to raise funds for WFP Kors is offering special edition pieces: a unisex t-shirt, offered in black and white ($40)and a black canvas tote with leather handles featuring the word LOVE ($59). For every LOVE t-shirt or tote sold, Michael Kors will donate all profits to children in need through the World Food Programme.

The "Watch hunger stop" capsule is available on the brand's e-shop and in stores worldwide.

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