Gabriela Hearst Initiative to Help Global Hunger Crisis Response
From December 1st to December 25th, 2022, 100% percent of net proceeds* across all ready to-wear, handbags, and accessories in Gabriela Hearst flagship stores and gabrielahearst.com will be donated to Save the Children’s global hunger crisis response. You can also donate directly to www.savethechildren.net/hunger-crisis
All Gabriela Hearst handbags, which are usually only available via a wait list, will be click-to-buy on gabrielahearst.com with complimentary monogram and free US and International shipping.
Save the Children is providing critical support in countries where extreme hunger threatens to claim thousands of children’s lives and futures. Our work aims to save lives and prevent widespread hunger in the short-term, whilst also implementing long-term solutions and more resilient systems that better manage the risk of future crises.
Children can’t be children if they are hungry. The worst global food crisis in decades is putting millions of children’s lives on the line. Rising conflict, displacement, climate shocks, and food prices, coupled with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, are driving a massive food crisis across multiple countries around the globe, threatening millions of children’s lives.
Today, there are an estimated 12 million children struggling with hunger in America. While nearly every state has pockets of great disadvantage, these states struggle with child hunger the most:
-Food scarcity is highest in Louisiana, where 25% of families with children struggle with hunger
-In Arkansas, 23% of families with children struggle with hunger
-Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma and Washington, D.C. all report a 22% rate of family hunger
-In Maryland, Hispanic and Black families are almost 4 times as likely to face hunger as white families
-Hispanic families are similarly disadvantaged in New York, where 38% do not have enough food, compared to 11% of white families
Since March 2020, food insecurity rates across the nation for families with children have risen by nearly two-thirds. More than 1 in 5 rural children are estimated to experience food insecurity, a projected increase higher than pre-pandemic levels. Black and Hispanic children have been disproportionately impacted — they are twice as likely as white children to face hunger in America.
Impact on children
- In food crises like this, children are always the most vulnerable
- Malnutrition remains one of the biggest killers of children under five around the world today
- By the end of 2022, it is feared the number of acutely malnourished children could increase by another 13.6 million to 59 million.
- Not only are children’s lives at grave risk in this crisis, but so are their futures.
- Women and girls are particularly vulnerable in this crisis. They account for up to 70% of the world’s hungry and when food is scarce, they are often the ones to eat last and eat least.
About Save the Children
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. Since their founding more than 100 years ago, they've changed the lives of more than 1 billion children. In the United States and around the world, they give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. They do whatever it takes for children–every day and in times of crisis–transforming their lives and the future they share.
*Between 10 and 50% of the purchase price from each item sold will support Save the Children Federation, Inc. For more information, please visit www.savechildren.org/legal