ORGANIZATION | FEED
BIOGRAPHY | Lauren Bush Lauren is the Chief FEEDer and Co-Founder of FEED Projects, a company with the simple mission of creating good products that help FEED the world. In 2004, Lauren became the Honorary Student Spokesperson for the UN World Food Programme. In that role, she traveled to various countries around the world and learned about the issues of hunger and poverty firsthand. Coming back to America, Lauren was inspired to do more and create something that would engage young people and consumers like herself in the seemingly overwhelming fight to end world hunger. In 2005, she conceptualized the idea for FEED by designing the initial FEED 1 bag which, when purchased, feeds one child in school for one year. Lauren is also the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of the FEED Foundation.
After witnessing the effects of hunger firsthand when traveling as a WFP Honorary Spokesperson, Lauren Bush Lauren co-founded FEED Projects in 2007 with the mission of creating good products that help FEED the world. Every product sold has a measurable donation attached to it and, over the past five years, FEED has been able to provide nearly 60 million meals globally through the UN World Food Programme.
FEED has also supported nutrition programs around the world and in the US through organizations such as UNICEF and DonorsChoose.org and forged successful relationships with companies such as DKNY, Disney, Pottery Barn, Clarins, Whole Foods, Gap, Amazon, HSN, Bergdorf Goodman, Links of London, Judith Leiber and Godiva.
FEED products are made with either environmentally-friendly or artisan-made materials and are available online and at retail locations around the world. For more information, please visit www.feedprojects.com.
About the FEED Foundation:
Co-founded by Lauren Bush Lauren, the FEED Foundation is dedicated to ending world hunger–one child at a time. As of 2012, the FEED Foundation and its partner FEED Projects have provided nearly 60 million free, nutritious school meals to kids around the globe. In collaboration with UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme, the organization’s mission is to relieve hunger and help meet the basic nutritional needs of children, both stateside and abroad.
The foundation has since expanded its focus on school meals, funding hunger relief efforts during natural disasters and humanitarian crises and launching its first United States venture- FEED USA- which funds nutrition-related programs in classrooms across America.
The FEED Foundation now offers targeted ways to give through "FEED Funds." These funds include FEED Love, a fund which provides both meals and ARV drugs in communities ravished by HIV/AIDS, and FEED Nutrients, which provides Vitamin A and micronutrients to children in countries like Guatemala, which has the highest rate of malnutrition in Latin America.