9 Ways to Pack a Better Lunchbox that Gives Back

08/04/2016 01:01 pm ET

The start of school is rapidly approaching. And, let’s face it – you aren’t going to be creating homemade lunches from scratch every single day. Fortunately, grocery stores are offering better packaged options that aren’t just good for your health, they give back to the community and planet as well.

Here are a few lunchbox upgrades to consider when stocking up for back to school.

Make a better sandwich with <a href="http://www.thelancasterfoodcompany.com">Lancaster Food Company&rsquo;s</a> organic bread
Make a better sandwich with Lancaster Food Company’s organic breads. The company’s mission is to create extraordinary food sourced from nearby organic farmers and hire people out of poverty into thriving-wage jobs. Their soft white, sprouted multigrain, whole wheat, sandwich rye, cinnamon raisin, and seeded heritage grain breads are currently sold in most Whole Foods and Wegmans on the East Coast. 
If your child is begging for those pre-packaged lunches with fun little compartments, there is a healthier solution available
If your child is begging for those pre-packaged lunches with fun little compartments, there is a healthier solution available on store shelves. Revolution Foods creates Lunch Bundles with no artificial flavors or preservatives. The company’s mission is to provide access to high-quality, affordable meals not just in stores, but in schools, working with school districts, charter schools and after school programs to provide fresh meals.
<a href="http://www.luckyvitamin.com">Luckyvitamin.com&rsquo;s</a> new line of affordable organic nuts, seeds, dried fruits,
Luckyvitamin.com’s new line of affordable organic nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and snack foods benefits childhood wellness. One percent of proceeds from all LuckyEats products support the company’s new LuckyKids program, promoting education, nutrition, and fitness to support the wellness needs of children.
<a href="http://www.thisbarsaveslives.com/">This Bar Saves Lives</a> puts its mission right in its name. These gluten-free no
This Bar Saves Lives puts its mission right in its name. These gluten-free non-GMO snack bars are chock full of yummy, nutritious ingredients. Each time a bar is sold, their partner organization produces one packet of nutrient-packed food aid, distributed to malnourished children around the world. 
Another bar with a mission, <a href="http://www.wellabar.com/">Wella Bar</a> donates proceeds to its Bee Kind Initiative, fun
Another bar with a mission, Wella Bar donates proceeds to its Bee Kind Initiative, funding research to enhance the health and vitality of honey bees. After all, bees are vital to our ecosystem and food supply! Wella Bar’s organic nut-based protein bars are made with fresh ground nut butter and wildflower honey.
Packed with superfoods, <a href="http://kutoa.com/">KUTOA</a> snack bars are crafted from whole fruit, raw nuts, chia, and fl
Packed with superfoods, KUTOA snack bars are crafted from whole fruit, raw nuts, chia, and flax seeds. Through partnerships with WFP, Foundation Communities and Covenant House, KUTOA donates a snack to a child in need for every bar purchased.
<a href="http://www.mammachia.com/">Mamma Chia&nbsp;</a>makes nutrient rich organic healthy chia-based foods and beverages ri
Mamma Chia makes nutrient rich organic healthy chia-based foods and beverages rich with omega3s and fiber. The brand donates 1% of gross sales to support farmers, community groups, and organizations that are building healthy, local food systems. The company builds cooperative relationships with chia growers and is committed to supporting their organic certification, social justice programs, and overall community growth.
<a href="http://us.naturespath.com/">Nature&rsquo;s Path</a> makes insanely delicious organic granola blends under their Love
Nature’s Path makes insanely delicious organic granola blends under their Love Crunch label. Through its Bite4Bite initiative, Nature’s Path’s donates the equivalent to every bag sold in cash and organic food to a food bank, up to 1 million dollars a year. 
A way to bite into a better chip, <a href="https://deepriversnacks.com/">Deep River Snacks</a> creates a variety of non-GMO s
A way to bite into a better chip, Deep River Snacks creates a variety of non-GMO snack chips without artificial ingredients. Each bag features a charity partner that has touched the life of a Deep River Snacks employee. The brand is committed to donating at least 10% of net profits to charities.

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