2013 ADVOCACY AWARD
Every day, 350 million children around the world go hungry. Hunger affects every aspect of a young person’s life, from making them more susceptible to diseases to stunting their growth and mental abilities. Lauren first saw the terrible realities of hunger and poverty while traveling the world as the Honorary Spokesperson for the United Nations World Food Programme. These experiences inspired her to combine her two passions: design and making a difference for children in real need.
In 2005, Lauren Bush Lauren designed a bag that would allow consumers to help feed children around the world. Two years later, she founded FEED Project. Sales benefit the UN World Food Programme, US Fund for UNICEF, and Feeding America. FEED sales support effective programs that fight hunger and malnutrition around the world. FEED is now a major humanitarian force that has provided over 60 million school meals to children around the world.