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Lauren Bush Helps The Hungry With FEED Foundation

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Lauren Bush attends a private shopping event hosted by Links of London and New York Magazine in support of the FEED Foundation at Links of London - New York, NY - Dec 1, 2010 - Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for New York Magazine)

Lauren Bush attends a private shopping event hosted by Links of London and New York Magazine in support of the FEED Foundation at Links of London – New York, NY – Dec 1, 2010 – Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for New York Magazine)

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Lauren Bush, the granddaughter of President George H.W. Bush and niece of George W. Bush, is getting into the family business – service.

The model, who is engaged to fashion designer Ralph Lauren’s son David, spoke with WCBS 880 midday anchor and Health & Well Being correspondent Pat Farnack about her involvement in hunger relief efforts.

She says the stats on hunger are awful.

LISTEN : WCBS 880’s Pat Farnack with Lauren Bush
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David Lauren and Lauren Bush attend the HELP HAITI benefiting The Ben Stiller Foundation and The J/P Haitian Relief Organization at the Urban Zen Center At Stephan Weiss Studio - New York, NY - Feb 11, 2011 - Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

David Lauren and Lauren Bush attend the HELP HAITI benefit - Feb 11, 2011 - Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

“Over 350 million children go to bed hungry every night. About every five seconds a child dies of hunger. So those alone are just shocking and it’s sort of hard to believe. But after going and visiting countries where this persists, it’s true. Hunger kills more people than AIDS, TB, and malaria combined,” she told  Farnack.

She also talked about her FEED Foundation, which sells lots of products, but is known for it’s so-called “FEED bags.”

LINK: FEED Foundation

“We’re sort of known for ecofriendly reusable bags. I would say the biggest sellers are probably the FEED 1 bag, which feeds one child in school for a whole year when someone buys it,” she says “But we also have sort of really fun colorful bags that are hand-made in Guatemala. It costs so little to do so much.”

Bush defends the fashion industry’s activism.

“Fashion can have a heart and can really rally around the cause,” says Lauren. “You can look at fashion as sort of frivolous industry but on the other hand, it is an industry and everyone has to get up and put some clothes on and grab a bag.”

On Monday, March 21, the Points of Light institute will honor Former President George H.W. Bush at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington for his leadership in the service movement.

Former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter will be there, too.

 

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