Feed Africa Emergency Fund
The worst drought in 60 years threatens an already struggling people in Somalia and its neighboring countries in the parched Horn of Africa. Man-made problems like rising food prices, a crippled economy, and a lack of central government have only heightened the devastating effects of this natural disaster.
The Abundance Foundation in partnership with the FEED Foundation is raising awareness and funds to address the drought and food crisis in East Africa resulting from the worst drought in 60 years, a crippled economy and the impacts of war and mass migration. The Abundance Foundation granted $50, 000 and pledged an additional $50, 000 for the FEED Africa Emergency Fund. The FEED Africa Emergency Fund supports organizations like UNICEF and the World Food Programme that are providing emergency food and critical services to the more than ten million children and families who urgently need aid. With the Abundance Foundation’s support coupled with guidance from the American Jewish World Service, effective grassroots organizations that are providing emergency nutrition and working for long-term food security will receive at least 1/3 of the funding. 100% of all funds raised will go to organizations that are working on the ground.
Lauren Bush Lauren
Lauren Bush Lauren is the Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of the FEED Foundation, as well as CEO, Creative Director, and Co-Founder of FEED Projects, a charitable company with the mission to create good products that help feed the world. Lauren started her work as an Honorary Spokesperson for the World Food Programme (WFP) in 2004, when she helped to launch their Universities Fighting Hunger initiative. Over the past four years Lauren has traveled to many countries with WFP and UNICEF including Guatemala, Cambodia, Lesotho, Sri Lanka, Chad, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, and Honduras to learn about the realities of poverty and hunger firsthand. Inspired by her travels in 2005 she conceptualized and designed the initial FEED 1 bag, which feeds one child in school for one year through WFP, as a way for consumers to give back in a tangible and meaningful way.