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The TOMS Shoes of nutrition: 2 Degrees Food

Peter Walters One Campaign Blog

This article was written by Peter Walters, the Director of Business Development & Partnerships for 2 Degrees Food. Their mission is to bridge the gap between consumers in the US and hungry children all over the world.  Peter describes his first encounter experiencing the impact of 2 Degrees Foods’ meals donations in Haiti. 

For the past two-and-a-half years or so I have been working with my father, his partner Will and a team of passionate social entrepreneurs for 2 Degrees Food, which is dedicated to the eradication of childhood hunger. Our company sells gluten-free and vegan snack …

EXCLUSIVE: A Nutrition Bar that is Saving Lives

Tanushree Srivastava Charity Spring

Will Hauser and Lauren Walters – old friends – decided to start a new kind of food company: one that would make great products and help feed hungry children around the world.

They had similar backgrounds – both were the sons of 2 doctors and both decided on business careers instead of medicine. Both always believed that business and helping others were completely compatible.

Will, while an undergraduate at Harvard, led Harvard Student Agencies, the largest student-run business in the world, before going to Goldman Sachs. Lauren is an experienced entrepreneur, investor and advisor to companies and non-profits.

Both knew …

WFP USA Partners with 2 Degrees Food to Combat Childhood Hunger

WFP USA World Food Programme USA

WFP USA Partners with 2 Degrees Food to Combat Childhood Hunger

By WFP USA  Published on July 30, 2012
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2 Degrees founders Will Hauser (L) and Lauren Walters (R) are fighting childhood hunger through sales of their all-natural, vegan food bars.

2 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, 2 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: 2 Degrees

Product Review: 2 Degrees Food Bar

Fit or Fail Domestic Square Peg

Product Review: 2 Degrees Food Bar

Posted on May 3, 2012 by Fit or Fail

What is a 2 Degree Food Bar?

2 Degrees Food Bar is a new product aimed at the TOMS shoes/health food market. What you will find in this modest-sized bar is plenty of quiona, chia, millet and more than a pinch of generosity.  The wrapper brags: ”Here at 2 Degrees, we believe that everyday choices can make a big difference. Instead of grabbing just any snack, you can go for one that feeds your hunger and helps do the same for another.  That’s the power of …

Inspiyrd: Will Hauser of 2 Degrees Food

Dan Cassidy Inspiyrd

Inspiyr.com recently spoke with Will Hauser, Co-Founder & President of 2 Degrees Food, a new food company that donates a meal to a hungry child for every food bar sold.  Will spent time with Inspiyr to discuss how he and his partner started the business, why there is such demand for the one-for-one business model, and advice on what guys can do to take the leap to achieve their dreams.  He should know what it takes; he left his job at a high profile investment bank to start this socially-good company.

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2 Degrees Food helps feed hungry kids worldwide

Kellie Speed Examiner.com

Food companies are all about food, right? Not if you are 2 Degrees Food, which feeds a hungry child with every product sold.

Their mission is to help feed the millions of hungry kids (ages five and under) throughout the world. For every nutritious bar sold, they will provide a meal for a hungry child. It doesn’t get much better or easier than this to help out.

In December, the company had donated its 250,000th meal and has served a variety of countries, including Haiti, Malawi, Kenya, India and Somalia. Each meal is medically formulated to treat severe acute malnutrition …

Student Entrepreneurs Fighting Hunger

Webmaster Saint Raphael Academy

Student Entrepreneurs Fighting Hunger
by WEBMASTER on FEBRUARY 7, 2012 ·
You might have seen Ishmael Asante or Kevin Garcia around campus selling the 2 Degrees food bars…or you may have seen them at basketball games…Catholic Athletic League events…SRA students events…just about anywhere.  This dynamic entrepreneurial and socially minded duo are out to educate the SAINTS family about global hunger and help put an end to it as well. 

About 2 Degrees and Saint Raphael Academy

The partnership between 2 Degrees Food and Saint Raphael Academy began when Ishmael Asante (junior) and Kevin Garcia (sophomore) joined the 2 Degrees Campus Director Program, …

Social Entrepreneurs in Action: Co-Founders of 2 Degrees Food

Jeffrey Hollender Jeffrey Hollender Partners

Guest Blog Post by Lauren Walters and Will Hauser, co-founders, 2 Degrees Food, San Francisco, CA

Note: This is the first in a new series of blog post I wil feature on social entrepreneurs in the field. I hope you find their stories inspiring, helpful and proof that we can build a better world through better business.

These are exciting times for social entrepreneurs. We’re witnessing a welcomed broadening of the criteria for true business success, which encourages the sustained wellbeing of employees, shareholders and the world at large.

We founded 2 Degrees Food in 2009 to be part …

A Season of Giving: Our Favorite Charities

Laarni Almendrala Ragaza PC Mag

In this holiday season of getting, maybe it’s time to do some giving instead. There are many charities and non-profits out there doing important work to help others. We offer some of our personal favorites.

During this holiday season, you’ve been bombarded with advertisements about the latest and greatest tech toys, bargain gifts, luxury items, and the like. It’s easy to get caught up in the hoopla of purchasing that perfect something, or scoring a sweet deal on the hottest item on the market. But this is supposed to be a season of giving, not getting. And in …

How to Tackle the World’s Challenges Through the Power of Business: The Case of 2 Degrees Food

Impact Economy

07. December 2011
How to tackle our world’s challenges through the power of business: the case of 2 Degrees Food

Impact Economy organizes Swiss visit for the first one-for-one food company

Regardless of all advancements in our 21st century world, childhood malnutrition in BoP areas remains a challenge which needs immediate action and viable solutions. 200+ million children around the world do not have access to appropriate nutrition, thus growing up physically and mentally stunted, vulnerable to infectious diseases, and unable to be productive members of their communities.

2 Degrees, a San Francisco based food company founder by Will Hauser …

21 Charitable Gifts That Could Change the World

Laura Schwecherl The Greatist

21 Charitable Gifts That Could Change the World

by Laura Schwecherl · Happiness

As the end of the year approaches, so does the gift-giving tradition. From the rush leading up to the festivities to last-minute sales at the mall, there are lots of opportunities to find the perfect present for friends and family. This holiday season, try giving a gift that doesn’t require a receipt. Here’s a list of charities offering gifts that genuinely improve people’s lives. Of course, these aren’t the only charities out there— just some of many we find inspiring!

Gifts To Feel Good Giving

Alternate Gifts …

Action Against Hunger Goes Hollywood!

Action Against Hunger

As part of the launch of our new and exciting partnership with 2 Degrees Food, we brought our message about ending deadly malnutrition to Los Angeles for the celeb-studded American Music Awards. 2 Degrees’ vegan, gluten-free bars—available nationwide at Whole Foods supermarkets—not only taste fantastic, they’re also the backbone of an incredible “one-to-one” program. For every bar purchased, the company donates one nutrition pack (like Plumpy’nut) to organizations like us.…