Letter from Lauren: October
As the leaves are starting to litter the sidewalks here in NYC, reminding us that late-October has crept up, there’s definitely an element of electricity in the air. Election Day is exactly one week from today and so before we go any further, I have to ask, have you voted?
With many people voting by mail and most states offering early in-person voting, you very well may have (great job!!). If not, please make a plan to vote in person on November 3rd. Wear your mask, bring a book, bring a snack and cast your vote!
This past month has been a whirlwind at FEED. We launched an incredibly meaningful (and cool, in my very biased opinion) limited collection of bags with our friends at Package Free, designed to be completely biodegradable.
We also celebrated alongside the UN World Food Programme as they were awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. As our world prepares to face one of the worst hunger crises we’ve seen in recent years, this honor could not be more important – or well-deserved. I’ve been inspired by their dedication to combating hunger and creating peace every single day since founding FEED in 2007 and I know you have too.
As we head into the winter months and the holiday season, I know a lot of things might look very different this year, but I hope we can lean into the things that inspire us – never forgetting that we all have the power to create change and make a difference, even while we’re apart.
Here are a few things I've been loving and living in, this past month:
I can hardly believe it’s time, but the FEED Holiday Collection is coming (very) soon. I’m always excited when I can let my letter readers in on something a little early and this is a good one. Sign up to get early access and shop it before everyone else!
We launched a Vote Tote in August that helps support When We All Vote and it’s been a major hit! For the next 24 hrs, we're gifting these Vote Totes to everyone who orders. Add $50 worth of FEED goodies to your cart then add the Vote Tote – your free gift will be applied at checkout.
Reading & Watching
Besides obsessively tracking the latest election news on fivethirtyeight.com, I have been trying to stay calm by reading poetry at night. Some good friends gave me David Wythe’s “Essentials”, which I highly recommend.
Friends of FEED
Launched just in time for the enforcement of the plastic bag ban here in the city, my FEED x Package Free bags truly come with me everywhere I go. The Big Carryall is incredible, it’s such a smart bag, but I’ve actually been reaching for the little one even more – it fits a lot more than you’d think (and looks chic).
Happenings at FEED BK
We’re now serving Dough Doughnuts on weekends, because who doesn’t love doughnuts. Also, this is the last week of Bravo Toast’s pop-up at our store, don’t miss out on their delicious avocado toast!