Pay it Forward Friday and Two Degrees Food

Sep 2013
When I travel, especially overseas, I am always on the lookout for bars to tuck into my luggage.  Delays are inevitable, and having a nutritious snack within easy reach means you can hit the ground running once you arrive.   Finding a delicious brand that also has a philanthropic mission was especially exciting.

One of the wonderful developments of the last decade is how easy some innovative companies have made it for us to make a positive impact on the world we live in.  Two Degrees Food is one of those companies.  Founded by Will Hauser and Lauren Walters, Two Degrees is on a mission to help feed over 200 million hungry children…..…by selling snack bars!

Based on the same model as Tom’s Shoes, Two Degrees donates a meal to a hungry child for every snack bar that they sell.  By partnering with numerous non-profit meal production and distribution partners Two Degrees has donated nearly 1 million meals to hungry children in eight different countries since 2011. 
Available in Chocolate Peanut, Apple Pecan, Chocolate Banana, and Cherry Almond, Two Degrees Bars sell for roughly $2.00 per bar.  They are made with all natural ingredients, are vegan, gluten free, GMO free, and low sodium.  ­­With every bar purchased Two Degrees purchases nutrient rich meals and medically formulated nutrition packs.  Whenever possible, these are produced locally in the region they will be distributed.  This way each purchase also supports local economies.
If you are interested in trying a Two Degree snack bar and feeding a hungry child at the same time they can be purchased at or locally at Whole Foods as well as many are college campuses.

“It’s not only economically better for the communities,” Lauren Walters, one of the company’s founders, told me. “It’s better for the environment, too, since you don’t have to ship the food around the world.”