Giving Tuesday Partnership with Food Equality Initiative, Inc.
Bread SRSLY is honored to partner with Food Equality Initiative, Inc. (FEI) this year for Giving Tuesday. FEI is a recognized non-profit, public benefit corporation founded in 2014 by Emily Brown, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. FEI is the nation’s leading organization working to increase access to allergy-friendly and gluten-free foods to individuals who need them the most. The Food Equality Initiative’s mission is “To improve health and end hunger in individuals diagnosed with food allergies and celiac disease through access to safe and healthy food, nutrition education, and advocacy”. At Bread SRSLY, we feel FEI’s mission is closely aligned with our values to Serve, Nourish and Include our community of gluten free, allergy conscious, and vegan sourdough eaters.
Bread SRSLY will be donating 10% of our sales revenue from Giving Tuesday to Food Equality Initiative’s Seven Percent Fund. The Seven Percent Fund was created by FEI to address economic and racial disparities in food allergies. Why “Seven Percent”, you may ask? Statistics have shown Black children are 7% more likely to have food allergies compared to white children. The purpose of this fund is to bring key stakeholders together, closing the gap through strategic partnerships with industry and community partners. The fund’s activities are centered on FEI’s three fundamental pillars: Access, Education, and Advocacy.
The purpose of access is to build organizational capacity to expand the existing food delivery service installed by FEI beyond Kansas City to specific metropolitan areas such as Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, New York and Los Angeles. The 7% Fund will also focus on education and awareness when it comes to food allergy’s economic and racial disparities. Finally, but certainly not least, the 7% Fund is committed to collaborative research and advocacy, supporting policy initiatives that improve the quality of life for Black and economically disadvantaged patients with food allergies.
To learn more about and support the work Food Equality Initiative is doing please visit: https://foodequalityinitiative.org/.
Find them on Instagram too: @foodequality