By: Staci Rutherford
When I’m not researching the latest “it” bags, trends and designers, I enjoy finding handbags that are designed for a good cause. I discovered FEED Projects a few years ago, and constantly feature new FEED bags on my blog. Today, I want to introduce you to FEED, because these meaningful products have a tremendous impact on different parts of the world.
FEED Projects’ mission is to create good products that help FEED the world. The merchandise mix includes eco-friendly FEED bags, t-shirts, and other accessories, with a set donation factored into the cost of each item. FEED believes that everyone has the right to basic human necessities, such as healthy and nutritious food. Every product has a stenciled number that signifies the actual impact of your purchase. Here are a few of my favorite bags available at feedprojects.com.
The FEED 5 Africa Bag was designed in honor of FEED’s 5th anniversary. It is handmade by artisans in Kenya. The outside of the bag is made from burlap material, along with the “FEED the Children of the World” logo from the first-ever FEED bag, the FEED 1 Bag. The bag is lined with traditional African kitenge fabric. Each FEED 5 Africa bag provides 5 children with micro-nutrient powder for 1 year through the FEED Foundation’s Nutrients Fund.
The FEED USA Bag includes a $5 donation to the FEED Foundation’s FEED USA program to improve school food and nutrition education in America through DonorsChoose.org. After purchasing your FEED USA Bag, use the 8-digit code provided on the hang tag and visit the FEED USA platform to choose the initiative you want to fund. The bucket shape bag is made of 100% organic cotton.
The FEED LOVE Bag was designed in partnership with (RED). The purchase of the (FEED) RED LOVE 30 Bag will provide approximately 30 days of ARV treatment through the Global Fund and 30 nutritious school meals through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), thus providing one month of life-saving assistance. Antiretroviral (ARV) treatment not only helps people live with HIV/AIDS, but also helps prevent the transmission of the disease from moms to their babies (RED)-supported Global Fund grants deliver this treatment to some of the countries hit hardest by the disease. The (FEED) RED LOVE bag is made of natural burlap with signature PRODUCT (RED) logo, faux suede bottom and large back pocket.
In January 2010, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti. The FEED Haiti bag was created to help raise funds to maintain local school feeding operations during that critical time. Today, FEED continues to support Haiti’s school feeding operations as the country slowly rebuilds and faces challenges in nutrition, health, and education. Each FEED Haiti Bag will provide 50 meals through the UN World Food Programme (WFP). The tote is made of 100% organic cotton and uses the red and blue Haitian national colors.
As you can see, FEED bags are making a difference in helping feed the world. The next time you are looking for a gift for a loved one, consider showing your support in the fight against hunger, and invest in a FEED bag.