Buy one bag of Impact Foods granola, feed one child.
I am so inspired by the founders of Impact Foods, Ben Hurt and Blaine Iler. I was honored to chat with Ben about their vision and endeavor at Impact Foods. Not only did I come away from the conversation inspired by their vision for making a lasting impact on world hunger , but I also came away encouraged as a mother. I am beyond excited for them and their journey.
With philanthropic hearts and an entrepreneurial spirit, Ben and Blaine wanted to create a business with a greater cause. After much research, they realized providing a hunger solution created a domino effect by relieving other issues such as health and education (school attendance).
It says a lot about a company to know that their first priority was philanthropy-based and the product came secondary. (That said, their granola is amazing and all natural!)
Their Hunger Strategy is brilliant because it covers the lifespan: infancy through adulthood.
Through our partnership with World Food Program USA, we distribute life-saving nutrition packs to children during the first three years of life, when damage done to the brain by malnutrition is irreversible. Then our school meal programs build on this healthy foundation, which boosts attendance. This helps create productive, healthy adults who can make their own impact in their community – which is the key to ending world hunger.
But this does not mean that Ben and Blaine are sitting back in comfy chairs while World Food Program is doing the work. With their initial savings from granola sales, they went to Honduras to personally distribute food. All food purchased was local, in order to help support the community. It was a bittersweet journey as they were joyfully giving, but also experiencing first-hand the overwhelming need. As a result, they knew they needed to grow the business in order to make the impact they wanted to and to help more people.
But their impact does not end there. They are not only making a difference internationally, but also locally through donations of time and food to those in need.
So how can you help…
- Buy their granola! It is currently offered in 140 Whole Foods. Check out their store locator to see if there is one near you.
- Does your Whole Foods not offer Impact Foods granola? Let them know! Bombard them emails begging that Whole Foods carry Impact Foods. Fill in the comment box under the map or email them: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Can’t wait around for Whole Foods to carry the brand? Me neither. Order it on Amazon. Go here to buy their granola online.
- “Like” Impact Foods on Facebook in order to connect with the company and community. (They even have a $1 off coupon here valid in TX and CO.)