Sadly we live in unequal communities, within unequal countries, in a grossly unequal world. I don’t know if there is any sane solution to the perpetual conundrum of balancing the have/have not equation but I greatly admire those who give it some sort of shot.
One such person is Lauren Bush (yes, let’s get this out-of-the-way, she is a niece of George W. Bush) she is also the fiancée of David Lauren, son of Ralph Lauren; I don’t know what she will be know as after her marriage but she could of course be Lauren Lauren. All of that is beside the point, as what I wanted to write about is her brainchild the Feed Project, to which she has devoted considerable time and energy.
According to the Feed Project website click here their mission is ‘to create good products that help FEED the world. We do this through the sale of FEED bags, bears, t-shirts, and other accessories by building a set donation into the cost of each product. Thus the impact of each product, signified by a stenciled number, is understandable, tangible, and meaningful.’
Unfortunately when I attempted to order a couple of items, via the website, I discovered that postage (to Ireland) on a $65 order was $61 so I decided not to proceed. Feed bags are available in Harrods in London, which is where I bought my Feed One tote a few years ago (I think it was £38). The large One on the bag indicates that each Feed One bag purchased enables the Feed project, via a donation to The United Nations World Food Programme, to provide school lunch for a child in Africa for one year. Because of my difficulty in ordering Feed products I wondered if I should continue with this post; I decided to go ahead as today is World Humanitarian Day and if you are so minded there are lots of other ways to give.
Below is a video of Lauren talking about her work.