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WFP USA Partners with Two Degrees Food to Combat Childhood Hunger

Two Degrees Food is an innovative, social enterprise with a big goal: to make a significant impact on global childhood hunger. Knowing that hunger affects over 200 million children around the world, Two Degrees founders Will Hauser and Lauren Walters started the world's first one-for-one food company to lend a helping hand.

Here's how it works: Two Degrees sells a line of all-natural, gluten-free, vegan food bars that come in four flavors: chocolate-banana, cherry-almond, apple-pecan and chocolate-peanut. For every bar sold, Two Degrees gives a meal to a hungry child via leading non-profits, such as World Food Program USA. In partnership with WFP USA, the Two Degrees team is looking forward to make an impact on even more children living in South America and Southeast Asia.

"We're so grateful to partner with a seasoned non-profit such as WFP USA. They have critical, on-the-ground presence in countries that will greatly benefit from our donations," says Walters. "Its high quality partnerships like these that really drive our impact on childhood hunger."

To date, Two Degrees has committed over 500,000 meals in countries such as Malawi, Kenya, Somalia, Haiti and India.

"WFP USA is excited to announce this new partnership with Two Degrees in support of our school meals programs in Colombia and Myanmar. It is only with the support of companies like this that we are able to continue our critical work around the world." said Alma Jane Shepard, Vice President for Development at WFP USA.

"If consumers are given the choice to purchase a snack that is not only healthy for them, but also feeds a hungry child, we believe people will choose our brand because it positively impacts the life of a child" says Hauser.

Indeed, the company's motto -- "Is Good, Does Good" -- encourages consumers to look beyond the healthy snack in their hand and recognize the larger impact their purchase makes on world health.

In operation for just under two years, Two Degrees has had remarkable success. The bars are not only offered in over 1,000 retailers, including Whole Foods, but also at corporate headquarters such as HP and Facebook and on nearly three hundred college campuses. This success has fed hundreds of thousands of meals around the world!

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