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Archives: July 2012

Why One-For-One?

Why one-for-one? This question gets to the root of our raison d’être: At 2 Degrees Food, we believe that the concept and business model of “buy one, give one” can change the world.

In a time of social, economic and political battles (it’s election season, of course), questions of ethics– of individuals and nations– comes to the fore. How should we treat others–whether Americans, immigrants or foreigners? The question is easily answered when one considers family and friends, but becomes more complicated when one considers people from different backgrounds, cultures and belief systems. What do you do when you …

Meet the Interns!

We’re bar-heads (bär-heds):  a person who works so closely with snack bars that they neglect the real world…and sometimes, their interns)  How could we have been so silly– so forgetful!? Let’s meet the interns!

A month ago, we were lucky enough to have four incredible individuals join our team as summer interns. It’s been a busy month for all of us, and we admittedly forgot to formally introduce you to these incredible individuals.

Without further adieu, meet our Fabulous Summer 2012 Interns….

Name: Kevin Phu – Operations
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
What you’re working on now at 2 Degrees:  Some people …

2 Degrees adds a momentous new partner…

Kenya, Boys near clinic

We’ve got a extraordinary new partnership to announce! But first let’s take stock of what’s already in place…

The power of 2 Degrees Food comes from its network. At the ground floor we rely squarely on you, our supporters. Every time you purchase a 2 Degrees bar, you enable the donation of a meal to a hungry child. That’s no small feat: together we’ve donated hundreds of thousands of meals. That’s something to feel good about.

Another part of the 2 Degrees network is our fantastic staff, which has grown organically over the months of 2 Degrees’s operation. …

2 Degrees tackles hunger in America

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The fight against hunger sometimes encounters apathy from Americans who view it as a far away problem. Discussion of childhood hunger may conjure up images of dark-skinned children in African countries. But the truth is hunger is a global issue and affects developed and developing countries alike — even theUnited States. In 2010, for example, there were 48.8 million Americans living in food insecure households. In that same year, over 16 million children lived in food insecure houses. These are families — children — who don’t have access to consistent, nutritious meals. These are Americans whose potential and prosperity are …