We have a new product at the ONE store: FEED Bags. You may have seen these iconic burlap bags around, but do you know the story behind them? Learn more about the brand that’s making a big difference and then visit our online store today to get your own!
Model and activist Lauren Bush was first asked to design a bag to benefit the United Nations’ World Food Programme’s (WFP) School Feeding program in 2006, the largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The collaboration was so successful that she went on to co-found FEED Projects LLC to expand the line of totes and branch out to offer other products, including accessories and apparel.
After starting FEED, Lauren also established the FEED Foundation, dedicated to supporting programs and organizations that combat hunger and malnutrition in the developing world. ONE is proud to sell FEED products as part of our petition to pressure world leaders to tackle the issue of food insecurity and poor nutrition at the G8 Summit this coming June.
The reversible burlap and organic cotton bags are designed to look like the bags of food aid distributed by WFP to children and families all over the world. They use environmentally friendly and artisan-made materials, along with fair-labor production, in creating all FEED products.
Hunger and malnutrition can have serious consequences for health and development. It weakens an individual’s immune system and makes them more susceptible to contracting diseases in addition to stunting mental and physical growth. The sale of FEED products help ensure that children are well-fed and provided with all the nutrients that they need to grow up to be healthy and productive adults- something that every parent wishes for their child.
FEED bags have made an incredible impact over the years. Revenue from the sale of FEED products have donated more than $6 million dollars and provided more than 60 million school meals to children around the world. FEED has also collaborated with the US Fund for UNICEF to raise funds for their Vitamin A and micro-nutrient supplements program to provide over 46,000 children with essential vitamins and nutrients.
Visit the ONE Store and check out the FEED products that we sell on our site to help feed one child enrolled in school for a full year. Looking to do even more? Sign our petition and urge world leaders to make measurable commitments to end chronic malnutrition.