Cause of the Month: FEED Projects

Every month, we’re going to choose a cause to promote on our blog. This month, we’re spotlighting “FEED Projects,” an organization created by Lauren Bush Lauren and the World Food Programme (WFP) in an effort to help feed malnourished children around the world.

Although FEED Projects has been around since 2007, the organization recently caught my eye, as I saw the FEED bag featured in 2 of the magazines I read. What exactly is the FEED bag? The organization’s signature product that [when purchased] serves as a donation to supply food to those in need.

The mission of FEED Projects? –“to create good products that help FEED the world.” Products sold include bags, clothing, and a number of accessories. However, the prices of the products range, depending on how many people are fed from it (ex. FEED 1 bag- 1 person fed, FEED 5, 5 people fed). When setting prices, the organization also takes labor costs into account, as the majority of the products are handmade by individuals living in the countries benefiting from FEED.

Below are some of my favorite products from the FEED Shop (all of which are eco-friendly), but feel free to browse more of their 40+ products here.

FEED 2 Kenya Bag ($225): Provides school meals to 2 children in Kenya for one year
(FEED) Red Love 30 Bag ($80)
Guatemala Cosmetic Pouch ($30)
Kenya Masai Scarf ($30)

To date, FEED has provided over 67 million meals from the sales of products featured on their website, including almost 580,000 bags. The organization has also partnered with several big-name companies such as Nordstrom, Barnes & Noble, Whole Foods, and Pottery Barn to help sell and create new products for the cause.

Interested in learning more about the organization or purchasing a product from FEED Projects to help the cause? Visit their website and connect with them via Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on all of the latest happenings!

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