FEED: Totes for Summer

6.04.2013

I don't know if it's because I travel more, or spend more time outside, but during the summer I like my bags easy, roomy and durable. When the weather warms up, my canvas tote serves as a market bag, beach bag, picnic bag, purse, overnight bag – you name it, it's come along for the ride.

One of my favorite organizations (who recently celebrated their five year anniversary!) makes the best perfect-for-summer tote bags for an amazing cause: feeding the world.

The FEED bag's design was thought up by CEO Lauren Bush Lauren during her travels where she saw "rations of beans, barley and rice being distributed to countries in need in large, burlap sacks." Working along with WFP and UNICEF, each bag provides food to citizens of impoverished countries. Since they got their start in 2007, FEED has "raised enough money to provide over 60 million school meals for children around the world." One of my favorite things about the organization is that they work with local artisans in the impoverished communities to produce the fabrics and bags, helping create jobs and break the poverty cycle.

If you're in search of a new summer bag or beachy tote that gives back, a few of my favorites ...

one. The Feed 10 bag provides 10 school meals to children in need, $25 two. The Feed Kenya bag supports local artisans and provides 1 year of school meals for 2 children, $250 three. The Feed India bag, handmade in India, provides 50 school meals to children in India, $75  four. The Feed 100 Bag provides 100 school meals, $45 five. The Feed Read 3 bag provides 3 school meals and 3 books to children, $35

P.S. They're also currently collaborating with Target on a line to benefit and raise awareness about hunger in America, launching in late June (preview the collection here).

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