Foodie Gifts that Give Back

Valentines Day is less than a week away! If you’re searching for the perfect gift for the food lover in your life, check out these great foodie gift ideas that will give twice– once to your special someone and again to someone in need.

Foodie Gifts that Give Back - Looking for the right gift for a birthday or holiday? Start of your next celebration with a gift that truly gives

1. This Bar Saves Lives

I tried these bars (and the kids version) on my last trip to the US and ended up bringing back 2 boxes with me from Hong Kong. For every bar you buy, This Bar Saves Lives gives a packet of life-saving food to a child in need.

This means that each time a bar is sold, their partner organization Edesia produces one packet of nutrient-packed food aid. Then non-profit partners receive that aid and distribute it to malnourished children around the world.

So far more than 500,000 packets of food aid to children in Haiti, the DRC, Nepal, the Philippines and Guatemala.

Gift a membership for their Monthly Bar Club which will deliver a batch of their delicious gluten-free bars every 30, 45 or 60 days.

Foodie Gifts that Give Back - Looking for the right gift for a birthday or holiday? Start of your next celebration with a gift that truly gives

2. Hot Bread Kitchen – Tortilla Making Kit

Tacos with homemade tortillas are the way to any Texas girl’s heart. This gift set from Hot Bread Kitchen make the perfect Foodie gift and you’ll be creating jobs for low-income, aspiring culinary professionals to hone their culinary skills, gain job experience and launch new careers as bakers and entrepreneurs.

Foodie Gifts that Give Back - Looking for the right gift for a birthday or holiday? Start of your next celebration with a gift that truly gives

3. Cultivate Wines

Grab a bottle of Cultivate Wines’ Pinot Noir for a romantic dinner and drink wine for a good cause. 10% of all wine profits are invested in the Franklin Covey The Leader in Me Program at a local school in Atlanta, Georgia. The Leader in Me Program funds professional development for teachers at E. Rivers Elementary School to learn about new innovative student lesson plans.

Foodie Gifts that Give Back - Looking for the right gift for a birthday or holiday? Start of your next celebration with a gift that truly gives

4. Libra Coffee

Instant coffee isn’t always the most appealing option, but when you’re traveling or camping sometimes it’s the only option. Luckily Libra Coffee is on a mission to provide high quality portable coffee packets in addition to their delicious coffee beans.

In many of the coffee producing countries where you source your daily cup of caffeine, people must drink from water contaminated from bathing or trash leading to ecoli poisoning or other diseases. Ecoli will make national headlines in the U.S. for meat contamination, but it goes unnoticed in poverty-stricken countries.

Libra Coffee gives water filters to the communities they source their coffee beans from, so they don’t have to worry about how to get clean water. For each bag of coffee purchased, $1 goes toward an extra-strength water filter for the locals. Each filter has the power to provide clean drinking water to 100 people for up to 5 years.

Foodie Gifts that Give Back - Looking for the right gift for a birthday or holiday? Start of your next celebration with a gift that truly gives

5. Adopt an Olive Tree

AYO, Adopt Your Olive Tree, runs an olive tree adoption program for olive trees grown in different parts of Greece. People from all over the world are offered the opportunity to adopt one or more olive trees from AYO’s olive groves and receive olive oil from their own trees delivered directly from the grove to their door.

The AYO team collaborates with a group of olive farmers with small scale groves where both olive trees and land are cared for with natural means. Olives are handpicked and pressed immediately in traditional local mills.

The entire production of these hard-working local farmers enters the AYO program, which in return allows them to maintain their traditional craft alive, while caring for the land in a natural, low impact way. Just as their fathers and their father’s fathers did for generations.

But AYO´s outreach is not only local. Their charity program supports the Athens based “One Child One World“, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support children of disadvantaged families of all ethnic, cultural and religious background.

With the adoption program you will receive 6 liter extra virgin olive oil from the grove of your choice, packaged in 4 x 1,5 liter boxes (one delivery per adoption year).

Foodie Gifts that Give Back - Looking for the right gift for a birthday or holiday? Start of your next celebration with a gift that truly gives

6. FEED + Mouth Holiday Sweets

Salt & Pepper Chocolate Bar, popped tarts, and rich chocolate-dipped pretzels and caramel popcorn. Yes yes yes. These sweet treats also provide 10 nutrient-rich foods and supplements to children in need.

Foodie Gifts that Give Back - Looking for the right gift for a birthday or holiday? Start of your next celebration with a gift that truly gives

7. Women’s Bean Project – Two Chili and Cornbread 

If you are a chili lover, then Women’s Bean Project’s Two Chili and Cornbread Bundle is the perfect duo. Women’s Bean Project is a transitional job training program for chronically unemployed and impoverished women.

They provide jobs in gourmet food and handmade jewelry manufacturing. At the same time, they augment the skills they develop on the job by offering special programming and classes in interpersonal and life skills needed to move into career entry-level employment.

Foodie Gifts that Give Back - Looking for the right gift for a birthday or holiday? Start of your next celebration with a gift that truly gives

8. Dancing Dear Baking Co – Brownie & Cookie Gift 

Gifting this set of delicious brownies and cookies will also gift a percent of profits to The Sweet Home. The Sweet Home helps homeless families move into stable lives and homes of their own by providing funding and support for low-income single parents to complete their college education and enter family sustaining careers.

Foodie Gifts that Give Back - Looking for the right gift for a birthday or holiday? Start of your next celebration with a gift that truly gives

9. Redemption Market – Hand Carved Utensil Set

A handmade utensil set crafted from locally sourced Kenyan olive wood. The Redemption Market employs women and artisans across East Africa, Central America, and domestic sex trafficking survivors.

Foodie Gifts that Give Back - Looking for the right gift for a birthday or holiday? Start of your next celebration with a gift that truly gives

10. Love with Food – Snack Smart. Do Good.

I was never a huge snacker before, but pregnancy has turned me into a snack fiend. Love with Food’s organic or all-natural snack box subscriptions are delivered to your door monthly and in exchange, a meal is donated to a hungry child in the US.

 

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