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Feed 100 Children for $10

By Paige Brady, November 28, 2009  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Brady
BetterBag3If you’ve done any holiday meal planning lately, you know that there’s no way you are going to feed 100 kids for $10 in the U.S., but the World Food Program can. For just $10 you can join Whole Foods Market in providing 100 meals to kids via the World Food Program’s Rwanda School Feeding operation. We pre-paid that $10 per bag to feed the kids and have also donated the costs to produce these high-quality, 100% organic cotton and natural burlap bags. Made as eco-friendly and fairly as possible in audited and certified facilities, they are only available at Whole Foods Market. A gift of one FEED 100 Bag is like giving to 101 people. Join us this year in helping others as you shop.
Category: Holidays 2009




screwdestiny says ...
Oh, that's really cool. Any chance they're available for purchase online?
11/28/2009 3:29:27 PM CST
Shan says ...
When are we going to take care of the hungry and homeless kids here in our own country? With families giving away their pets and all kinds of other situations I don't understand why we are feeding people that aren't on our continent.I understand that others need food but, let's take care of home first and foremost. My .02 on this issue!
11/30/2009 11:40:20 PM CST
JC says ...
Great idea - can we do it online? If not will head to the store! great stuff WF!
12/01/2009 6:24:12 AM CST
paig292 says ...
@screwdestiny and @JC: These specific FEED 100 bags for $10 are only available in our stores because we prepaid the cost and donated all of the production expenses. They are really a great deal due to our donation. You can go to the FEED Project website at http://www.feedprojects.com/ and find some other types of bags to purchase if you aren't near one of our stores. Thanks for asking.
12/02/2009 11:19:12 AM CST
dawnzig says ...
Agreed @Sharr!! I thought the gist of this was that Whole Foods could feed 100 for $10 **in the U.S.**? People in THIS COUNTRY are starving everyday. Would rather my funds stay local.
12/02/2009 11:02:02 PM CST
soliel says ...
what difference does it make if they are starving kids here or in another country????? We have resources here to fight this, they don't .....GOD.....
12/02/2009 11:05:57 PM CST
Adam says ...
I am so tired of merchant after merchant hitting me up for donations, in addition to my purchase, this holiday season. I am already a charitable person. Why do I need to be made to feel uncomfortable when I am checking out? Whole Foods (and every other business doing this), if you want to do something charitable, take $X out of each purchase and donate it to whatever cause you want, but stop trying to guilt me into shelling out more money to a cause *you* have decided to be worthy.
12/17/2009 2:29:29 PM CST
Rebecca Ovitz says ...
What a great idea WF! Way to be proactive, and give your customers an opportunity to be a part of a great cause. Thank You!
01/05/2010 1:26:15 PM CST