NEW YORK — Michael Kors and Halle Berry are teaming up to fight hunger worldwide.

The designer and the Academy Award-winning actress will jointly raise awareness and funds for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), with which Kors entered a long-term partnership in late January.

“[Halle Berry] brings talent, energy, generosity, and of course star power to a cause that is extremely important to me,” Kors said.

The collaboration is long-term and multifaceted. The kickoff features two new versions of Kors’ Runway watch that were specially-created with Berry’s involvement and are part of the designer’s Watch Hunger Stop campaign. For each watch sold, these 100 Series watches will provide 100 meals to hungry children through WFP. They will launch in Michael Kors stores and this month.

“Statistics show that women play a crucial role in defeating hunger,” said Berry, whose philanthropic work has ranged from helping victims of domestic abuse to raising funds for cancer research through Revlon Run/Walk for Women. “WFP is especially focused on providing assistance to women because, as mothers, teachers, and entrepreneurs, they will improve the future for their families and communities. It’s an effort I’m eager to be a part of because I’m certain we can make a real and substantial difference in the lives of people in need.”

Kors and Berry are also planning to take a trip with WFP to see the work done on site to help end world hunger.