Yesterday I came across this video on CNN of heartbreaking conditions that people endure in other, less
fortunate, parts of the world. It's not the first time I have seen and heard about these conditions, but it always serves as a good reminder that we in America have much more than we even need and should be grateful for the things that we do have.
In the same day I got some vegan sample bars from Two Degrees. There are plenty of tasty vegan bars out on the market, but this one is a bit different. They are on a mission to help those hungry, less fortunate people around the world. With every bar that people purchase, a nutrition food pack is given to one of those in need. It's a great idea and concept, that you can purchase something and know that you did something good at the same time, on the other side of the world.
Although we all want to help those people in need, we don't always know how to go about doing so. It's nice to know that if you are going to purchase a bar to eat (and I think most of us do at some point), that if you purchase the Two Degrees ones you will be providing life saving nutrition to others.
So far I tried the chocolate peanut bar and it is really good. I plan to try the cherry almond and apple pecan in the coming days (although I will have to fight my kids for them, I'm sure), yet I suspect they will be just as good.
In the sample that I was sent from Two Degrees, they also sent me one of the nutrition packs that are
given out. I'm so glad they did that! I used it this morning as a teaching lesson for my kids. I showed them a couple of videos of what other people endure and how when they say they "need" a toy they really don't, as there are children who have nothing, not even food, water, or clothing. Then, I explained the nutrition pack to them and had them try it. My son was turned off by the consistency and only ate one bite. My daughter loved it and actually ate the whole thing! Both learned more today about wants and needs and to be grateful that they have such an abundance of food.
If you are looking for a simple way to help those going hungry around the world, try the Two Degrees bars. Chance are, you will like them, and feel good knowing you are doing something to help make the world a better place.