Lauren Bush Lauren, co-founder, FEED Projects

June 19, 2012

Lauren Bush Lauren
Co-founder, FEED Projects

We know how to solve world hunger. I’m saying it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand hunger. We have given nearly 60 million schools meals. We started with school meals abroad, [but] we wanted to help with school meals here — and the issue here is different than abroad. Kids are getting state-subsidized school meals but what they’re getting isn’t healthy, and they’re not being necessarily taught where healthy, good food is coming from. So we wanted to empower teachers on the ground to request things like salad bars or cooking class kits or school garden kits. . . . I think with the recession, the problem is growing. I think it’s an issue you can’t ignore anymore.

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