Academy award- winning actress Lupita Nyong’o joins Michael Kors for Watch Hunger Stop global campaign. Now entering its seventh year, Watch Hunger Stop supports the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and its school meals program. The Watch Hunger Stop campaign has helped WFP deliver more than 18 million meals to children since its inception.
"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 Lupita Nyong'o, 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," Nyong'o adds.
The talented Nyong'o, whose extraordinary career includes a Tony-nominated Broadway debut in Eclipsed, her role as Patsey in the film 12 Years A Slave, for which she won an Oscar, and roles in films Black Panther, Queen of Katwe, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, among others, is in the midst of a whirlwind year. In addition to her roles in Us and the zombie comedy Little Monsters, she has a children's book, Sulwe, that Simon & Schuster will publish on October 15th. Despite the many demands on her time, Nyong'o believes in using her talent and influence to support causes that are important to her.
To learn more about WFP, visit http://www.wfp.org