14 March 2012

Two Degrees bars: A great tasting product that also supports a great cause

Two Degrees has been selling whole grain food bars since January, 2011. The bars come in four flavors:  chocolate banana, apple pecan, cherry almond and chocolate peanut. The bars are gluten-free and vegan.  They contain real fruits, toasted nuts and seeds, and wholesome grains, making for a delicious snack. 

In addition to making great bars, Two Degrees is also dedicated to ending world hunger. Every bar that is sold feeds a hungry child.  When a bar is sold, the company purchases a nutrient-dense meal or a medically formulated nutrition pack to feed a hungry child. Two Degrees buys the meals from producers local to the region in which the meals are distributed to assist the local economies.

Some of the non-profit organizations that Two Degrees works with (such as Action Hunger, Akshaya Patra and Partners in Health) also work toward alleviating the root causes of hunger, such as poverty, climate change, political instability, drought and inadequate infrastructure. Some of the organizations provide relief in crisis situations.

In 2011, the company gave over 250,000 Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods and nutrient-dense hot meals to Haiti, Maiawi, Kenya, India and Somalia. In 2012, they hope to donate meals to hungry children in Pakistan, Ethiopia, and even the United States.

Two Degrees bars can be found in Whole Foods store nationwide. Not only are they great-tasting, but buying them also supports a great cause.

Kristen McFarland | @KinoFou
Kristen, a vegan from Cincinnati, Ohio, is passionate about animal rights and film. She has a degree in electronic media and spends her time working as a sideshow performer and a photographer. Follow Kristen on Facebook.

Photo credit: Two Degrees   Disclosure: Samples were sent for review