There are over 800 million people in the world who are living with hunger and malnutrition every day. It’s a harsh reality that many are left feeling helpless about. What if we could all do our part by simply choosing where we purchase our food. At Olive the Senses, our goal is to build a platform where we can all be part of the solution.
It’s often easy to feel as though it’s impossible to make a difference, but world hunger is a problem that can be solved. You see, the problem is not that there isn’t enough food to go around. There is enough food produced annually to feed everyone. The problem lies in the distribution of that food. There are multiple factors that contribute to inequality of nutrition, including environmental conditions, political unrest, and lack of infrastructure. We’re not saying it’s an easy fix, but it’s definitely possible to make sure that no child goes hungry, anywhere, within our lifetimes.
Our company is modeled upon the principle of sharing. We share our kitchen, our recipes and our love of good food with our community every day. But we wanted to share more than just delicious recipes. So, we thought ‘What if helping to eliminate hunger could be as easy as buying a really great olive oil or a nice jar of jam?
Every single purchase made, Olive the Senses feeds a person in need. Every single one. We’ve fed thousands of people since it’s inception, and we’d love to feed thousands more. We do this by partnering with reputable and responsible charities dedicated to eliminating hunger around the world.
The money raised from sales has helped establish community kitchen initiatives in North America, and has fed children in countries all around the globe. Our customers’ contributions have helped feed Syrian refugees; provide vital nutrition to infants who need surgical interventions, in impoverished countries like Madagascar. Food security education, improved farming practices, nutrition and health education for families in need – All from simply sharing our love of great food!
Some of the excellent organizations we’ve partnered with include World Vision, Feed the Children, Canadian Food Grains Bank, Mercy Ships International, and Mustard Seed Outreach. We’ve chosen to work with charities who get aid directly to where it’s needed, with minimal overhead. Canadian Food Grains Bank contributions are matched by the Canadian government to make the donations even more effective. By partnering with great organizations we help to continue there efforts here at home and around the world. It’s not just us partnering with these humanitarian efforts, it’s every one of our Feed the Children exists to end childhood hunger. It’s the cause upon which they were founded 35 years ago and the one that they continue to fight for each and every day.
We feel truly blessed to be able to share some of the best foods from around the world with our customers. We’re honored to be a part of your table, your celebrations, and your family and we’re so very happy to be able to join with you to help eliminate hunger. It can be done.