Back in 2007, one of the most popular posts on this blog was our introduction to FEED USA, where Lauren Bush helped introduce a simple reusable cloth shopping bag made of burlap, the same kind of material the UN used to deliver food to children around the world. Nowadays, you see reusable shopping bags all over, especially as different cities start to ban the use of plastic shopping bags. What I love about the FEED bag is that it was an idea ahead of its time–I’ve read stories of how a lot of plastic shopping bags today actually make shoppers sick, as people don’t tend to wash them and they grow all kinds of bacteria. The FEED bag, on the other hand, was always strong, stylish, and washable.
A lot has happened in 6 years. FEED USA is working with Target to introduce more than 50 stylish products, all with the FEED logo. The collection will be available starting Sunday, June 30 at Target stores and at this link:
There will be over 50 unique products, T-shirts, sweatshirts, jewelry, hats, pillows, baby clothes, aprons, kitchenware, bike helmets, water bottles, iPhone covers, notepads, and a lot more. And of course, they still have the FEED bag, now in great, updated styles:
My personal favorites? These FEED USA cookie cutters, complete in their own little FEED bag:
And this folding bike!
10% of original retail price, excluding tax, of store sales from June 30 to October 12 and Target.com sales from June 30 to November 16 will be donated to FEED’s and Target’s partner Feeding America®. The monetary equivalent of the meals listed on the product will be donated. $1 is equal to 8 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local food banks.
It’s exciting to see FEED USA and Feeding America partnering with Target to help children in need here in the United States. Unlike other branded items, these are actually stylish and will sure to be a conversation starter, where you can spread the word and increase awareness of the problem of child hunger in America.