Monday, October 15, 2012

DOING GOOD: Lauren Bush Lauren

In honor of World Food Day coming up tomorrow, October 16, 
let's talk about The FEED Foundation 
and Lauren Bush Lauren: 
part-time model, part-time activist. 
Aren't we all?

Lauren designed the first Feed 1 bag in her college 
dorm room in 2006 while she was a spokesperson for 
the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). 
Soon after, she partnered with 
Ellen Gustafson and FEED Projects was born.

Since its inception, FEED has donated over 
$6 million and 60 million meals to WFP countries, 
largely thanks to the popularity of Lauren's 
eco-friendly, artisan-made burlap bag line.

Proceeds from the original FEED 1 bag provide 
1 year's worth of meals for 1 child in a WFP country.


Here are some of my favorites from the FEED shop:

FEED burlap meets up with Judith Leiber glitz 
and buys 1,000 school meals. 
Can't find my credit card soon enough. 

2. The new FEED INDIA collection. 
I have my eye on this sarong.

While the earthquake struck over 2 years ago, 
just under half of Haiti's population remains food insecure.

Shopped out?
Here are some other ways to help:
Find a World Hunger Day event near you.
Run a 10K with RUN10FEED10.
Find a FEED Foundation volunteer opportunity in your area.
Donate to a specific FEED fund (HIV, Africa, malnutrition...)

Chocolate Cookie Pie Recipe from the 

P.S. Let's all gape at Lauren's custom-made 
Ralph Lauren wedding gown for a second to lighten the mood. 
Perks of marrying the designer's son, I suppose.

images via The Glow, Vogue, FEED

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