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a business working to end hunger

The piece reprinted below was in my email hunger feed  this morning. I reprint it here because I applaud any effort to help end the unnecessary evil of hunger in a world of plenty.

I also want to encourage all of us to work more collaboratively to change the world. Working together we can create a world without hunger. Here is one new company that is demonstrating that with a new business model.

This Groundbreaking Business Model & Global Movement Is Helping To End Hunger


Imprint Hat Company, a new “self-sustainable” not-for-profit company, is on a mission to eradicate world hunger using their powerful new business model.

You’ve heard the statistics, read the news, and watched the infomercials: children are starving all over the world. It’s become such a commonplace story that, sadly, many of us have stopped paying attention to it. But here’s the thing – we don’t have to accept this reality. In fact, if everyone banded together and worked collectively to find a solution, experts are now saying it would be possible to completely crush this epidemic within our lifetime.

That’s where imprint Hat Co. comes in. More of a movement than an apparel company, their aim is to tackle global hunger head on by using the power of collective action.

Their high-quality, durable snapback hats look amazing and hold up to the major brands you’re used to buying from, with the idea being that if you’re going to part with your hard-earned buck, you should get both a top-end product AND have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your money is being used to make drastic global change.

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To accomplish this, imprint Hat Co. gives back 100% of the profits to this cause. That’s right, 100%! Here’s how it works:

  • 50% of all profits go toward feeding a hungry child in the local community where each hat was sold, through their closest local partnered food bank
  • 50% goes to their international partner, One Day’s Wages, to fight hunger in the developing world

Where Did This Idea Come From?

It began as a passion project between a couple of friends and has since turned into the collaborated effort of a large number of young entrepreneurs and activists from all corners of Canada and the United States.

The idea was to create a new, sustainable model that could inspire change and create real, lasting global impact. They believed the old ways just weren’t cutting it.

The Problem:

  1. There are a lot of non-profit organizations around the globe doing a lot of good; however, most rely on external donations and funding/grants in order to remain sustainable.
  2. There are also a lot of good for-profit companies that make quality products that people want. Some give back portions, but at the end of the day they are still driven to make profits for their shareholders.

Their Solution:

Combine the two models. Find individuals who 1) share the same passion, and 2) don’t need profit as incentive.

Thus, imprint Hat Co. was born.

Seeing as they are still a new start-up without the large marketing budget that some of their competitors are afforded, they have taken a real grassroots approach, relying heavily on word-of-mouth awareness through social media and other channels.

Luckily they have caught the attention of a few big names already, including their new Global Ambassador and online viral video celeb, Prince Ea, to help get the word out.

At the end of the day, they believe tying social and environmental causes to business will be essential to creating the paradigm shift needed to make real, lasting change in the world. The team at imprint Hat Co intends to be the catalyst for this change, but they can’t do it alone.

Check out word from rapper/activist, Prince Ea, himself on their IndieGogo campaign at:http://igg.me/at/makeyourimprint/x

STOP HUNGER NOW is completing another year of service to the poor and hungry of the world. The following are a few highlights of the year taken from a recent email to our friends and supporters.

Everything we accomplished was due to the efforts of the growing movement to end hunger in our lifetime. Thanks for all you have done to help make hunger just a memory. Working together we are making a real difference in the life of millions of our brothers and sisters.

Please continue your commitment to walk along side those most in need during the upcoming year. Please continue to be a leader in the fight to end the obscenity of hunger in a world of plenty. 2014 was truly an amazing year for STOP HUNGER NOW. Let’s join together and make 2015 a year of even greater impact.

2014 was an amazing year.

And we owe it all to you.

This year, Stop Hunger Now served more people and more partners in more countries than ever before. Volunteers packaged a record-breaking 44 million meals in the U.S. and 6.2 million meals abroad, while organizations donated an astounding $10 million worth of in-kind aid – from medicine to books to solar lights – to allow the sick, the displaced and the hungry to thrive and flourish.

Take a peek below for some of the ways your support has transformed lives in 2014.

Through a partnership withGlobalH2O, we are drilling 8 wells to support displaced Congolese & Sudanese refugees in settlements in Uganda. 4 wells are complete and bringing safe water to families who’ve lost everything.
Big news! FAO confirmed that world hunger is dwindling. 805 million people are chronically undernourished. This figure is down more than 100 million over the last decade, and 209 million lower than in 1990-92.
This year saw the deadliest Ebola outbreak to date. In response, we distributed over one dozen pallets of personal protective and sanitation equipment as well as 3.1 million meals to West African communities ravaged by the disease.
In order engage and empower even more individuals and organizations across the world to advocate and act against chronic hunger, Stop Hunger Now opened new locations in Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; and, the Philippines.
In March, volunteers and staff embarked on a vision trip to Nicaragua.ORPHANetwork uses our meals to feed 18K children daily through school feeding programs. In 2013, malnutrition among their students was 26%. This year, it’s 12%.
In July, Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa hosted a multi-city meal packaging event to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela. Over 5,000 volunteers including Mandela’s widow, Graça Machel, packaged 848K meals to honor Madiba.