Founded in 2007, FEED Projects is the vision of CEO Lauren Bush Lauren. While a student at Princeton University, Lauren traveled the world as the U.N. World Food Programme Student Ambassador witnessing the effects of world hunger firsthand. She came back to the U.S. inspired to take a leading role in the fight. She joined HuffPost Live to discuss her advocacy.
"It's a birth lottery," Lauren said. "Depending on where you're born, you literally could be born into a life where you don't know where your next meal is coming from."
The granddaughter of President George H.W. Bush, Lauren hasn't merely rested on her laurels. To date, FEED has provided over 75 million meals globally through the sale of consumer goods like the "1" bag that feeds one child in school for an entire year for every bag sold.
A millennial herself, Lauren describes her products as keeping in line with her generation's consumption patterns. "I think it's part of the ethos of consumers nowadays," she said, "especially from millennials and young people who really want to do good through their consumer dollars, through their purchases. FEED is just one outlet to do that."
To hear more from Lauren Bush Lauren on world hunger and social entrepreneurship, watch the full clip HERE.
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