"It is an unfortunate reality that so many Americans rely on emergency food relief to get by, which is why I am proud to support Feeding America in their important work to ensure that the most basic needs of our neighbors are met."
Lauren Bush Lauren is the Founder and CEO of FEED, a social business whose mission is to "Create 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 and learned about the issues of hunger and poverty firsthand. Coming back to America, Lauren was inspired to create a consumer product that would engage people 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.
In 2007, FEED was founded. Every product sold has a measurable donation attached to it and, to date, has been able to donate over $6 million and provide nearly 60 million school meals globally through the United Nations World Food Programme and Feeding America. FEED has also supported nutrition programs around the world, providing vitamin supplements to over 3.5 million children through UNICEF.
Additionally, FEED has forged successful relationships with companies such as Whole Foods Market, Target, Disney, Pottery Barn, Clarins, Godiva, Gap, TOMS, Tory Burch, DKNY and Links of London.
Lauren is also the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of the FEED Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization that supports programs and organizations that are effectively working to fight hunger and eliminate malnutrition throughout the world.
For her work with FEED, Lauren was named one of Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in 2009 and one of Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in 2010. She has also received the 2010 Accessories Council Humanitarian Award, the 2011 Stevie Award for Best Non-Profit Executive and the 2011 Fashion Group International Humanitarian Award.
Lauren was born in Denver, Colorado, and grew up in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Princeton University in 2006 with a B.A. in Anthropology and certificate in Photography. She now resides in New York City, where she works on FEED and other socially conscious ventures.
After witnessing the effects of hunger firsthand when traveling as a WFP Honorary Spokesperson, Lauren Bush Lauren founded FEED 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, to date, the social business has been able to donate over $6 million and provide nearly 60 million school meals globally through the United Nations World Food Programme and Feeding America. FEED has also supported nutrition programs around the world, providing vitamin supplements to over 3.5 million children through UNICEF.
Over the past six years, FEED has forged successful partnerships with companies such as Target, Disney, Pottery Barn, Clarins, Whole Foods, Gap, DKNY, Links of London, Godiva and TOMS.
FEED products are available online and at retail locations around the world. For more information, please visit www.FEEDprojects.com or follow FEED on Facebook (FEED Projects) and Twitter (@FEEDProjects).