Thursday, May 08, 2008
Bush niece promotes hunger project
President Bush's niece paid a visit to Chester County to promote a reusable shopping bag that helps feed some of the world's hungry.
Lauren Bush, 23, daughter Neil Bush, joined Ellen Gustafson of the United Nations World Food Program, to help publicize the FEED 100 Bag, which is on sale at the Whole Foods supermarket chain.
For each of the $30 bags shoppers buy, 100 school lunches will be provided to Rwandan students, Bush and Gustafson told reporter Dan Kristie
The FEED 100 Bags first became available at Whole Foods on May 1, eight days after the supermarket chain stopped providing customers with plastic bags, according to Kristie.
Lauren Bush came up with the idea for the FEED 100 Bag in 2006, while she was serving as an honorary spokesperson for the United Nations' World Food Program, Kristie writes.
At that time, Gustafson was working as the World Food Program's communications officer. The two became friends and created FEED Projects, a World Food Program initiative that began offering products which would help provide revenue to relieve world hunger.
Read more about the visit and the hunger program in today's edition of The Daily Local News in West Chester.
(Photos by Tom Kelly IV)