As readers of this blog may know, food is something that I immensely enjoy. And when cooking and trying new foods become a passion of sorts, it’s easy to forget that for many Americans, finding any type of food is still a daily struggle. When I was contacted to share about a collaboration between Target + FEED USA, I was interested and did some research. I was surprised to discover that – even even in this country – hunger is an issue for 1 in 6 Americans.
The Target + FEED USA collection aims to raise awareness and funds to benefit Feeding America, one of the largest hunger-relief charities in the United States. The collection includes apparel, accessories, homegoods, and more, and each item shows the number of donated meals the purchase will provide. I’ve picked some of my favorites here to share, including a heathered red jacket ($25, 20 meals), a burlap tote perfect for the farmers market ($10, 8 meals), and some adorable kitchenware ($14-$20, 10-20 meals each). Each item was designed by Target and FEED, a company whose mission is to fight hunger through sales of purposefully-designed products. Their goal is to provide more than 10 million meals through Feeding America with this collaboration. With each product sale, 10 percent of the original retail price will be donated to the organization.
I’ve long admired Target for their community contributions (they commit to giving 5% of pre-tax profits to charity), which is separate from proceeds generated by initiatives such as this one. You can learn more about Target + FEED USA here, and also about Feeding America here. Disclosure – This is a sponsored post.