Halle Berry and designer Michael Kors have teamed up to tackle the battle against world hunger. Berry and Kors announced the launch of their philanthropic campaign called Watch Hunger Stop.
The campaign will focus on raising money through the sale of Kors’ best-selling Runway watch. The watch will sell for $295 and for each sale 100 meals will be donated to children through the U.N. World Food Programme.
The two plan to visit the places where the meals are sent, possibly Africa, Syria or Central America.
“I hope we go while I’m pregnant, so I can talk about prenatal care,” said Berry, who recently announced her pregnancy with fiancé Olivier Martinez. “And I will have time off. I’m not working right now.”
Berry, already a mother of a 5-year-old daughter, said she wanted to meet and talk with mothers who are struggling to feed themselves and their children while she was expecting. She believes it will help build a connection.
“It’s so important to me, being a mom, that I can help educate women on how important it is that when you have a healthy child,” said Berry. “It helps set them up for life.”
Kors and Berry hope to get 5 million people involved in their effort, either through donations of time or money.
Berry, a supporter of the Jenesse Center, an anti-domestic violence shelter in Los Angeles, plans to expand her charitable efforts, adding that working with the U.N. “is the next evolution in my philanthropic world. It puts my heart and compassion on a global scale.”
“The change you saw when people going hungry got a meal — it was an immediate difference,” said Kors, a longtime supporter of God’s Love We Deliver, a New York-based organization that delivers meals to those in need. “This isn’t about research or a big political or social change, this is about giving a meal to people who need them.”
Kors noted that “there are very few things in the world that are solvable catastrophes, this is one of them.”