Global Hunger is on the rise with one in nine people having to go to bed on an empty stomach every night. This interactive conversation featuring Michael Kors, Lupita Nyong’o and the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Antonella D’Aprile focused on the vital role school meals play in the fight against hunger. The discussion was moderated by author and artist Cleo Wade.
“There is that adage, charity begins at home, and I was raised with that philosophy. I was also raised to consider philanthropy my human responsibility,” said Academy Award-winning actor Lupita Nyong’o. “It sets the example for everyone else – you can show up, you can help, you can start from where you’re at.”
“As someone said, ‘No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.’ And we have to do it. It’s time for action,” said Antonella d’Aprile, WFP’s Country Director in Nicaragua. “Go back to your communities and talk about the campaign, talk about what Lupita said on social media recently: there are things that are wrong, but we can fix them.”
“This is a solvable problem. There is enough food. We have to make noise, we have to let people know they can get involved and make a difference,” said designer and World Food Programme Goodwill Ambassador Michael Kors. “The reality is that education and nutrition, hand in hand, is an incredible win-win.”