Letter from Lauren: September

September always brings an air of renewal, refresh, and refocus. This September especially, as I've been spending some time in person with my team again after so much time apart, diving back into work with gusto post-baby and getting two out of three boys off to school everyday in a city that feels buzzy in this time of seasonal shift & transition.
 
Whatever lies ahead, I'm focusing on taking it one day at a time and reveling in our newfound togetherness, even just a few days per week. With the start of Fall, September also brings Hunger Action Month and Hispanic Heritage Month, opportunities for awareness-raising, celebration, support – and doing even more good. Read on for more about how team FEED made a difference this past month.
 

Here are a few things I've been loving & living in this past month

Friends of FEED

This month marked 10 years of incredible, impactful partnership with our friends at Clarins. To celebrate and help provide even more school meals we kicked off a social challenge that has already generated so many adorable throwback school posts.

Change Making

For Hispanic Heritage Month we launched a special tote, designed by our Graphic Designer Wendy Garcia, supporting Unidos and helping to provide 10 school meals in Nicaragua through WFP.

Listening

As I shift back into full work mode, I have been listening to several WorkLife with Adam Grant podcasts on my new morning commute. As a social scientist, his insights and conversations expand well beyond work and offer many inspiring and useful nuggets for daily life.  

FEED Fave

Now that I have (a few) places to go outside of my home, I've been really loving our Essential Bag again to tote everything I need, from my laptop to kiddo odds and ends. It was just restocked in Almond, which is the perfect shade for fall.

Shopping

I have been spending more time in DUMBO, Brooklyn at the FEED Shop & Cafe (which is now open again 7 days a week for extended hours!) and shopping around the neighborhood. Some of my go-tos are: Two Kids and a Dog Children's Store for fun kids toys and games, Front General Store is my go-to vintage shop for cool, weathered denim, great jackets, and chic ceramics and glassware. Adanne is a well-curated bookshop celebrating African-American culture and highlighting Black authors. And the Modern Chemist, located across the street from FEED, is chock-full of daily essentials and unique gift finds.  


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