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."
On the event's red carpet, she revealed why she feels so passionately about this, explaining: