THIS BAR SAVES LIVES?
Have you ever heard of a bar that saves lives? And not saving one life but the lives of thousands. Are you curious? I am talking about the organization “THIS BAR SAVES LIVES.” I’ll tell you about it, but first let me start you out from the beginning with their cause.
I like to write reviews and I really like to find good people behind a product. As I research , certain things stick out to me ~ in particular when I see people who are working for something bigger, something that helps others, especially children. I was scanning through my list of potential companies and I stopped, first of all, the name “This Bar Saves Lives” totally intrigued me. My first thought was hmmm a bar (like beer and wine)? haha Nope, it was all about food and there after I was more and more intrigued by the entire premise of this organization.
I like purpose and practicality in the event of purchasing, well anything. And food has great purpose! “This Bar Saves Lives” has come up with a way to integrate the “buy one, give one” culture in an astronomical way, yet so simple. Buy a bar and a child gets fed.
I am so thankful for a chance as this to put my heart and energy into and tastebuds! I am involved in spreading the word daily about the cool (buy one, give one) concept and “this bar saves lives” has turned that ‘concept’ into a reality life saver! I have been so invigorated by the concept that we as individuals can bring back to health a starving baby. It brings tears to my eyes and a feeling of excitement for the unknowing children about to be fed. I hope to get a chance to visit one of the 120+ countries that are being helped by the team members of “Save the Children”, an organization that “This Bar Saves Lives” has teamed up with to farther their involvement in saving lives.
As a teenager I went on a couple mission trips to Mexico. I lived there for a few months and I thrived on the adventure and satisfaction of doing something for others. So when I see these good Samaritans in a foreign country pouring out their hearts I feel a deep connection. When I see the baby’s and children starving I feel a need to get involved!
THE STORY AS I KNOW IT
A couple of years ago a few guys interested in acting and food teamed up to develop a granola bar that didn’t just satisfy the tastebuds, but did so much more, right? Their bars would soon treat and prevent malnutrition within starving communities.
Ryan Devlin, Todd Grinnell, and Ravi Patel created something beyond the ordinary company. A few years before the company existed the guys had visited Africa on a humanitarian trip. The shocking poverty they encountered and the nutritional packets that were saving lives must have triggered a human desire to get more of these packets to the people. They saw an episode of 60 minutes that featured the nutritional supplement called ‘Plumpy’ Nut®. This supplement is a “nutrient-rich paste made from peanuts, milk powder, sugar, vegetable oils, and a mixture of vitamins and minerals. ‘Plumpy’Nut® is revolutionary because it’s so simple.” ~thisbarsaveslives.com/our-cause.
Thus, tons of granola bars later; This Bar Saves Lives was born! The guys have been making granola in their kitchen ever since!
Perfect as healthy breakfast bars or a yummy snack on the go!
|WILD BLUEBERRY PISTACHIO|
|DARK CHOCOLATE CHERRY & SEA SALT|
|MADAGASCAR VANILLA ALMOND & HONEY|
HOW DOES IT WORK?
It works like this! ‘This Bar Saves Lives; has partnered with several non-profit organizations like: ‘Save the Children’ one of the top humanitarian organizations in the world and ‘Action against Hunger’ helping over 7 million people each year + more. They work together to get the hungry fed by giving the packets made by ‘Plumpy’ Nut® (the nutrition filled mixture) to the ones who need it.
When you buy a bar, a packet is then on its way to feed a child in desperate need of nutrition. In many cases some children are on the verge of dying from starvation, in fact about 21,000 people die every day in the world of hunger or hunger-related causes, according to the United Nations.(referenced poverty.com) Some of these children are suffering from a term called ‘wasting’ which is extreme thinness and/or ‘edema’ swelling due to the body reacting to malnutrition resulting in starvation. 20 million is the number of afflicted children and according to “thisbarsaveslives” only 10% are being treated. This sweet baby boy was suffering from a very severe case of malnutrition and thanks to the people involved with “thisbarsaveslives” he was treated and given a chance at life!
They also have gear! Like cool logo t-shirts (this is a logo you’ll want to tell people about!) and awesome wristbands and bags + gift cards and each of these items will send a packet of food to a hungry child every time you purchase something!
I just read on their blog that their bars are Now in Starbucks too! (Denver and Baltimore)
WHAT’S THE CATCH!
Are you thinkin what’s the catch! No catch, this is good for everyone! Just people heIping people! I am promoting something that I 100% full heartedly believe in!
If you want to give to a company that gives back! A way to give life changing charity donations! Here is a great place to donate charities that save lives!