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Co-Founder and CEO of FEED Projects
Lauren Bush is the Co-Founder and CEO of FEED Projects, a charitable company with the mission of creating good products that help feed the world. Each FEED bag sold provides hungry children with school meals through the United Nations World Food Program. Lauren has been an Honorary Spokesperson for WFP for the past four years, and helped launch their Universities Fighting Hunger initiative, which educates and engages university age students in the fight against world hunger. Over the past five years Lauren has traveled to Guatemala, Cambodia, Lesotho, Sri Lanka, Chad, Tanzania, Rwanda and Honduras with WFP to see the realities of poverty and hunger, and WFP's food aid distributions. She came back from these trips inspired to help in the fight against hunger and created the initial FEED 1 bag. In 2006, she started FEED Projects with her business partner, Ellen Gustafson, by designing and producing eco-friendly tote bags that helps raise money for Food for Education programs around the world.
Lauren is also the Co-Founder of the FEED Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization with the vision of a sustainable food system and a well-nourished world. Working together the FEED Foundation and FEED Projects, LLC have provided close to $6 million to UN World Food Program school-feeding operations since April 2007.
Lauren was born in Denver, Colorado, and grew up in Houston, Texas. As a model, Lauren has carved her own niche in the fashion world and was featured on the cover of various publications such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Tatler, W, and Town and Country. Lauren graduated from Princeton University in 2006 with a BA in Anthropology and certificate in Photography. She now resides in New York City, where she works on FEED and other socially conscious and eco-friendly projects.