Still shocked from Erin Moran's death late last night.
She was just 56 years old.
The 34-year-old never publicly addressed the topic until Wednesday night, when she and fellow momma Kristen Bell were honored by No Kid Hungry as their newest Champions!
When Rachel spoke to the crowd, The O.C. alum explained that, while she's only a momma-of-one, her maternal instincts kick in for any child:
"I'm a new mom…ish. She's almost 1, which is crazy. But you kind of feel like a mom to all kids at this point. Finding out that so many kids in our country are hungry is just not OK. So, getting involved was very important to us."
"I am a mother in real life. You kind of feel like you take on mothering all children, so it's so important to know that you're children are fed. It's a little thing that can go over your head, but it's so important. Kids who are going to school hungry, they're not absorbing information as well, and their education isn't benefitting as much as it could…They're trying to help kids, and having these programs where they eat, they can achieve their goals even better because they're well fed and because they can focus."
Too true, Rach!
But the lovely lady did mange to take a break from all the seriousness to dish about her dress for the evening:
"I needed to wear a dress that I could wear a nursing bra with—all [of my] clothes need to be able to [accommodate] a nursing bra. Plus, [I love] the colors. I was so happy to wear Jonathan Saunders. I've never worn him before, so I'm excited to be wearing it!"
LOL! LOVES it!
And it turns out the actress isn't the only precious parent finally opening up about Briar! Her main squeeze also had PLENTY to gush about!
We just love how happy this cute couple is with their little girl!
[Image via Pacific Coast News Online.]