World Food Programme Feed Bag,Natural,one size

3.9 out of 5 stars 176 customer reviews

Color: Natural
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  • Burlap/Cloth
  • Cotton twill lining
  • no-closure closure
  • 10" shoulder drop
  • 15.5" high
  • 15" wide
  • The FEED Project is a partnership between the United Nations World Food Programme and Lauren Bush, WFP Honorary Spokesperson.
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Product Description

FEED

  • Buying one World Food Programme FEED bag feeds a child in school for one school year.

  • School feeding acts as a magnet, dramatically increasing enrollment, sometimes by as much as 100 percent. It also improves performance at school; children concentrate better on a full stomach.

  • Girls who go to school not only marry later, but have half as many children than illiterate women. Furthermore, these children are healthier and better educated.

  • One year of school meals can transform a child's life and provide the tools for a lifetime of self-reliance. School feeding is a simple but effective way to beat hunger and poverty.

  • The FEED Project is a partnership between the United Nations World Food Program and Lauren Bush, WFP Honorary Spokesperson.
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Lauren Bush

Honorary Spokesperson for the UN World Food Programme

"FEED is a project I initiated to help fight child hunger. For the past 3 years I have been an Honorary Spokesperson for the UN World Food Program (WFP), which is the food-aid arm of the UN humanitarian forces.


Throughout my time as a volunteer, I have gotten to travel to 7 countries around the world (Guatemala, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Chad, Lesotho, Tanzania, and Honduras) that are all receiving food aid from WFP. The people I have met during my travels struggle each day to obtain one of the most basic human needs--food. It breaks my heart to think that every 5 seconds a child dies needlessly of hunger and malnutrition."

"But the most hopeful thing I have seen during my travels is WFP's school feeding program, where kids are given a lunch meal in school each day. This is incentive enough for kids to attend school when they might not normally, and the meal is nutritious enough for kids to stay healthy and engaged in their studies. It is truly inspiring to see kids, who are born into extreme poverty, in school eager to learn and improve their lives!"
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"The FEED bag is a sturdy, reversible bag made out of natural burlap and cotton materials. The design of the bag was inspired by the big bags of food that I have seen being distributed to schools around the world. Besides being a cool bag, it is a tangible way to make a difference in the fight against child hunger. Every FEED bag sold will feed a child for a whole year in school!
Thank you for your support of the FEED project! With your help we will be making a big difference in children's lives around the world, one child at a time. So wear your bag with pride!"

 


Bag dimensions:

  • 15 inches high

  • 15 inches wide

  • 5 inches deep


Hunger and malnutrition are the No. 1 risk to global health, killing more people than AIDS, malaria, and TB combined. In fact, every five seconds, a child dies because he or she is hungry. The FEED bag is a product of the United Nations World Food Programme, and was designed to raise awareness and funds for hungry children. Each FEED bag sold will provide a school year of meals for one child in need and give them the hope of an education and a regular meal. Whether you tote your FEED bag to school, work, play, or shopping, remember that your bag helped to feed and educate a child.

  • Product Dimensions: 18.6 x 16.7 x 2.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • ASIN: B000M3OP6A
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 29, 2007
  • Domestic Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #843,905 in Clothing (See Top 100 in Clothing)
    • Average Customer Review:
      3.9 out of 5 stars 176 customer reviews
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    By L. S. Miller on December 2, 2007
    Color: Natural
    When I first saw this, I thought it was such a wonderful idea! I'm disappointed in the price though-when I received it, it stated that only $20.00 of my dollars would be going to the fund. Top it off, made in China. Where does the rest of the $$ go? It's better to give directly so that MORE OF YOUR DOLLARS GO WHERE THEY ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED!!
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    "Throughout my time as a volunteer, I have gotten to travel to 7 countries around the world (Guatemala, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Chad, Lesotho, Tanzania, and Honduras) that are all receiving food aid from WFP. The people I have met during my travels struggle each day to obtain one of the most basic human needs--food. It breaks my heart to think that every 5 seconds a child dies needlessly of hunger and malnutrition."

    When I read what Lauren Bush said, my immediate thought was that I could provide at least one hungry child with food for one year by purchasing this bag. I'm a senior citizen living on a fixed income. By lowering my food expenses $10 for six weeks I purchased this bag (free shipping from Amazon). I, now, use this bag to purchase my weekly groceries. Not only am I feeding one child for a year, I also am doing my small part for the environment by not using the plastic/paper containers.

    Thank you! ...Ann Forster, Foxborough, MA
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    Color: Natural
    I love this (tote) bag. Good quality, very sturdy. I like that it is reversible, it's like having two bags in one! The white side makes it look sporty and the other side it's for a more natural look. On the white side it has three pockets, one on the front (could store a magazine) and two on the sides (perfect for cell pone, keys, etc). I will take this bag with me to classes, travels, oh... and I guess it could even work for my knitting stuff! Add to all above that it's for a good cause... excellent!
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    By Cara Cox on January 27, 2008
    Color: Natural Verified Purchase
    When I first saw this, I too thought it was such a wonderful idea! I was also greatly disappointed in finding out only $20.00 of my dollars would be going to the fund-that's not even half of what I paid. I'm with the other reviewer when she says "Where does the rest of the $$ go? It's better to give directly so that MORE OF YOUR DOLLARS GO WHERE THEY ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED!!" Amen.
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    Color: Natural
    Why spend $60 for something when only $20 is going to the charity? Hey, if it's a good bag and worth $60 then buy it, but don't fool yourself that you're doing some great deed by giving $40 to a company who is making a cheap burlap bag. There are so many charities out there where you can donate the $60 to and that would really be making a difference. It's always a good idea to check out the actual amount from the purchase the company is donating to a cause.

    They advertise this bag as "$20 a year can transform a child's life and provide the tools for a lifetime of self-reliance." so why not just help out THREE kids and send the $60 directly to the organization? The company should be doing the right thing and donating 100% to the charity but it's often more about the hype than anything else.
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    Color: Natural
    I absolutely love my feed bag. It's great for carrying books to class and stylish to boot. But I have to say that I was very disappointed when I saw that the bag was made in China, which probably means it was created with sweatshop labor. I don't want to compromise some people's rights in order to help others. The program should look into making the bag fair-trade, and then we can proudly show our feed bags!

    -Stephanie
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    Color: Natural
    I think the bag itself is great. But it's misleading to tell the customer you are feeding 1 child for a year with the World Food Program for $59.95, when only $20 actually goes to the program.
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    Color: Natural
    I nearly purchased this bag thinking the cause was good, but upon reading further reviews I started to question the ridiculously high price.

    This bag is sold at Whole Foods Markets for 1/2 the price. They cover some of the mark-up so your money is spent helping supply 100 meals. Go there to purchase it!
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