How It Works
$2,500 in purchases = 33 meals
Food insecurity affects 1 in 8 individuals within the Famous Supply footprint. Food insecurity refers to the USDA's measure of lack of regular access to nutritional food for an active and healthy life.
There are too many individuals and families struggling with hunger in the United States. In Famous’ footprint alone, 1 in 8 individuals do not know where their next meal will come from. Many of these individuals are our most vulnerable populations - children and seniors. A portion of all 33 Brand purchases will be donated to your local Feeding America food banks that service Ohio, West Virginia, and Western Pennsylvania and will provide food and other essential products to food pantries, hot meal sites, shelters and other hunger-relief programs.
Stacy first heard of the monthly Direct Distribution in her town more than a year ago. The food provided by services like the Direct Distribution allow her to pay bills without sacrificing a meal. “I wish people knew how widespread hunger is in the community. The economy is not catching up with the needs. Even if you have a job, you may still be scraping by to make ends meet.”
Stacy’s favorite part of the distribution is the variety of fruits and vegetables available—especially the berries! She grew up eating from a garden and finds it difficult to stay healthy when produce is out of her price range.
When thinking of those who help provide the monthly distribution, Stacy’s eyes light up and she smiles softly, “Saying thank you just isn’t enough.”
$2,500 in purchases = 14 years of clean water per person
844 million people worldwide 1 in 9 individuals lack access to clean drinkable water. Water, sanitation & hygiene related disease kills nearly 1 million people each year.
Water.org is an international nonprofit organization that has positively transformed millions of lives around the world through access to safe water and sanitation. Founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, Water.org pioneers market-driven financial solutions to the global water crisis. For more than 25 years, they’ve been providing families with hope, health and the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty.
Days used to start early for Sabina. Without any other option, every morning required a long walk to collect water needed for breakfast, bathing, and cleaning - usually from a distant, unsafe natural source. There were only a few occasions on which Sabina purchased water from a vendor. She valued the time saved by just purchasing water, but for her it was unwise and financially unfeasible to do this regularly. Thus, pond water was the family’s primary option.
Sabina’s home and small farm are located in a rural village outside Nairobi, Kenya. Two long rainy seasons benefit Sabina’s crops; however, it wasn’t until recently that she could take advantage of the abundant precipitation.
Water.org made possible in Kenya what, to a resourceful woman like Sabina, seemed an ideal solution. With their help, Sabina financed a rain catchment system. During and after the rains, Sabina can store enough water for her home and crops. This frees her from time spent collecting water. And, her well-fed plants earn her money, some of which she used to repay her loan.
Sabina approaches her days with the same boldness as before, but now she has more say over her mornings. What she does with that time is her choice, and this is why we support Water.org to empower other women like Sabina.