Reporting Pat Farnack
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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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“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
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.