On her travels around the world as a World Food Programme (WFP) Honorary Spokesperson, Lauren Bush Lauren witnessed the effects of hunger firsthand. In places like Cambodia, Chad and Guatemala, she saw a program making a dent in child malnutrition: school meals. When a child is given a free, nutritious school lunch, it can break the cycle of poverty she was born into and empower her to change her own life.
Lauren founded FEED in 2007 with the simple idea of creating products that would engage people in the fight against hunger in a tangible way. Every one of their products has a number stamped on it that signifies the amount of meals or micronutrient packets provided with its purchase. Ten years later, they’ve built a movement connecting our customers to the cause, one bag at a time.
FEED is a social business, which means there is an enduring principle at the heart of what they do: people’s choices of what to buy and wear have the power to change the world. As such, all of their products are produced under fair-labor conditions. They are also committed to using environmentally friendly materials, including organic cotton and burlap, whenever possible.
They are also proud to work with artisans for a growing number of collections. They work with established cooperatives in Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Kenya, El Salvador, and Peru to provide sustainable livelihoods to underserved populations. Through the sale of their artisan-made products, they provide meals in the countries where they were produced, closing the loop on our investment in these communities.