On Thursday, the iconic streetwear brand announced a food distribution initiative that will ensure thousands of meals for families affected by the global health crisis. Baby Phat founder Kimora Lee Simmons and her daughters, Ming Lee and Aoki Lee, collectively donated 150,000 meals via the Freedom Shield Foundation, with an additional 160,000 meals scheduled for next week.
Baby Phat has also teamed up with the foundation to help support other nonprofits carry out food distribution within their communities. The initiative was launched in light of the widespread school closures, as many parents relied on the meal programs to feed their children. The effort will also benefit families that are struggling to feed their kids due to COVID-19-related layoffs and furloughs.
Customers can also help the initiative by shopping the flash event at Baby Phat's website starting Friday. The brand has pledged to make a donation to the Freedom Shield Foundation with each purchase.
The initiative announcement coincides with the launch of Baby Phat's "Courtside Capsule" collection made in partnership with Foot Locker.
"This is a real girl power story," Kimora said in a press release. "Ming Lee and Aoki Lee inspire me constantly, because they’re so connected to the way girls and women are dressing today; and cute dresses with cool kicks reign supreme. Baby Phat has always been designed by and for women, and we’ve always bridged ‘feminine’ and ‘sporty.’ That’s what makes Foot Locker such a perfect partner, they have their finger on the pulse of how women dress today because they’ve always cared about women! They understand that this is about lifestyle."
You can shop the limited-edition pieces now at Foot Locker's website.