Ten million meals starts with fifty stylish products. In a partnership that will help put food in the hands of starving children all around the world, the Feed USA + Target collection will launch on Sunday, June 30th and will donate a portion of its proceeds toward those in need.
FEED USA is an organization that was co-founded by designer Lauren Bush Lauren to help raise funds for the United Nations World Food Programme's School Feeding efforts. This new retail partnership with Target will be a limited time offer to benefit Feeding America and will feature fifty different products that they expect will help fund ten million meals for children in need. One way they have helped raise funds for their project in the past was by opening a retail partnership called FEED partner which, as of 2011, has helped FEED provide 60 million meals to school children in developing countries.
We like it when we hear that celebs are using their influence for good. No time is a better time than the present and the holiday season to do something caring for someone else.
Celebrities like Lauren Conrad, Miranda Kerr, Rob Lowe, and Jillian Michaels are giving the coats off their backs this holiday season by donating and signing a coat from their personal wardrobe to be auctioned off on LoleWomen.com as part of the brand’s Yellow Label Program. All proceeds will benefit Feeding America – the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Bidding starts at $20 at www.LoleWomen.com/yellowlabel and the auction kicks off with Smash Star Megan Hilty and 30 Rock’s Katrina Bowden. We at Joonbug admire their motto, "Give a Coat. Start a Story."
This past Friday, May 11th, famed rapper 50 Cent showed his support of hunger relief at City Harvest's Food Rescue Facility in NYC. He was joined by his audio company SMS Audio. The company recently partnered with Feeding America, where each purchase on SMSAudio.com in the US provides over 200 meals to hungry Americans. The rapper volunteered with City Harvest in Long Island City to bring attention to the difficulty many Americans face putting food on the table. In addition to helping pack fresh produce for City Harvest to distribute to local New York families, 50 Cent also toured the Food Rescue Facility with City Harvest director Jilly Stephens. Do as 50 does and get involved in charity! See below for some of City Harvest's upcoming events.
The James Beard Awards are considered to be the “Oscars of the Food World” but now there is a People’s Choice Award to give foodies across the country a say in who is the crème a la crème of the food world.
Voting began today for Tablespoon.com’s first ever Munchies Awards: People’s Choice Food Awards. Voting ends on April 30th. The 2012 nominees, both household and “under-the-radar” names, were selected by a panel of 13 culinary experts lead by Andrew Zimmern. The panel consisted of culinary writers, chefs, one supermodel chef, and the mysterious twitter personality, Ruth Bourdain.
Mega-retailer Macy’s teams up with non-profit organization Feeding America to provide 10 million meals for families in need. Purchase a $5 shopping pass online or in-store to shop special deals on October 17th. Visit Macys.com/cometogether for more ways to donate.
Discover why everything old is new again at the famed Vintage Fashion Expo. More than 75 vendors from across the U.S. present rare treasures of clothing, jewelry, textiles and accessories from the Victorian Era to recent retro styles. Who says time travel isn’t possible? Purchase tickets ($10) at Vintageexpo.com. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St; Sat (10:30-6) Sun (11-5)
Kick off Rock Fashion Week at Gen Art’s Fresh Faces, the see-and-be-seen fashion show in LA. Fresh Faces in Fashion promises a sneak peek at emerging labels Leyendecker, Reclaimed in LA, Rory Beca, Seneca Rising and MG Black. New accessories designers will present in standing installations, including celeb-favorite CeCe Skye. Complementary cocktails and music provided by DJ Jasepi. Purchase tickets ($65 for non-members) at Genart.org. The Peterson Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd; 7-11
After the Fresh Faces show, indulge in three days of catwalks at Rock Fashion Week, topped off by a killer Halloween party at Paramount Studios. Times and designers are still under wraps, but keep checking back for details. Visit rockfashionwk.com for more info. Paramount Pictures Studios, 5555 Melrose Ave.
Halloween is the best excuse to be liberal with Lycra – why not show it off? The West Hollywood Costume Carnival debuted in 1987 and has since become one of LA’s biggest draws (this year the city expects crowds surpassing 300,000). It all goes down on the famous Route 66 - get your kicks starting at dusk. Admission is free. Santa Monica Boulevard, between La Cienega Boulevard and La Peer Drive; 6-12
It’s true: Bob Dylan is releasing a Christmas Album. Finally. Because I know I have waited for years to hear a nasally and critical album ripping apart the holiday season.
On a more serious note, according to his website, the proceeds from the album will be donated to Feeding America. The site states that over four million meals will be provided during the holiday season, with all future royalties perpetually going to Feeding America, constantly ensuring that many in need get fed.
Anne Hathaway, Scarlett Johansson, Ben Affleck and Jessica Alba have all teamed up with Netflix to help fight hunger in America this holiday season. Each star has created holiday themed artwork that will be used to decorate Netflix gift subscriptions and proceeds will be given to Feeding America. Only 100 boxes have been made and every box sold will make a $5,000 donation to the organization.