This Bar Saves Lives® Announces Domestic Giving Initiative with Troian Bellisario and Patrick Adams

Fighting Hunger Locally with Feeding America

CULVER CITY, Calif.--()--On behalf of This Bar Saves Lives, Troian Bellisario and Patrick Adams announced today that the company will partner with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. From now until Labor Day, for every bar purchased at select Starbucks and Target locations, This Bar Saves Lives will donate a meal to a child in need in the United States.

“Raising awareness about child hunger in the U.S. has always been a subject that is incredibly personal and important to me”

In addition to the announcement, Bellisario wrapped up the “This Selfie Saves Lives” contest with a meet and greet with a fan. They launched the contest by posting a photo with their favorite bar flavor and asking their fans to do the same. Bellisario surprised contest winner, Izzy Zarco, at the Viceroy Central Park for coffee and conversation to celebrate the impact the company has made so far.

“Raising awareness about child hunger in the U.S. has always been a subject that is incredibly personal and important to me,” said Bellisario. “I’m thrilled to be a part of such an exciting and important initiative.”

“This Bar's partnership with Feeding America is a powerful acknowledgement that child hunger is not just a problem overseas but something we need to tackle head-on at home. I couldn't be more proud to be working with everyone at This Bar Saves Lives to draw more attention to this problem and to help children in need find their way to an important and potentially life-saving meal," said Adams.

Hunger is not only a global problem, but also a domestic one. One in six children in the U.S. do not know where their next meal will come from. The problem worsens during the summer time, when millions of children are left without access to the federally funded food they usually receive in school. Organizations like Feeding America are leading the way to a more food-secure future.

Since 2013, This Bar Saves Lives has partnered with international organizations such as Action Against Hunger, Edesia and Second Mile Haiti to distribute food aid to Haiti, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Philippines, Mexico and Guatemala. To date, This Bar Saves Lives has donated more than 2.5 million life-saving food packets around the world. To find a participating retail location, please visit our store locator thisbarsaveslives.com/apps/store-locator.

About This Bar Saves Lives: This Bar Saves Lives® is one of the fastest growing impact brands in the world. They make ridiculously delicious snack bars, and for each one sold they give life-saving food to a child in need. The company was born in 2013 when the founders traveled to Africa on a humanitarian trip and met children suffering from severe acute malnutrition, a heartbreaking condition that’s 100 percent treatable and preventable. Co-founders Kristen Bell, Ryan Devlin, Todd Grinnell and Ravi Patel launched This Bar Saves Lives with a simple motto, "Buy a bar. Feed a child. We eat together.” The brand is uncompromising with its quality of ingredients and philanthropic impact. All bars are dairy free, gluten free, fair trade and Non-GMO Project Verified. To date, they’ve donated millions of food packets, helping to save the lives of thousands of children around the world. This Bar Saves Lives is available in select retail stores nationwide, including Target, Starbucks, Whole Foods, and on Amazon.com. This Bar Saves Lives, LLC is based in Culver City, California. For more information, visit www.thisbarsaveslives.com.

About Feeding America: Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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