We chose WhyHunger for our #ShakeHunger partnership because we share a belief that nutritious food is a basic human right and that those in need should have access to quality food. Together with WhyHunger, we aim to close the nutrition gap in the U.S. created by income insecurity and to shift the current measurement of food bank success from pounds of food to quality of nutrition.
And our Founder, Andrew, knows about quality nutrition, “Formulating clean, delicious nutrition products is my life’s work, Literally. As a cancer survivor and medical doctor, I have firsthand experience with the critical importance of organic, wholesome nutrition and the vital role it plays in supporting the body in times of stress.” Andrew explains, “We’re focused on nutritious food, not just empty calorie food.”
That’s because when your body is hungry, it wants nutrients, not calories. “Following my cancer diagnosis,” continues Andrew, “I was in desperate pursuit of a healthy, nutritious drink made with only high quality organic ingredients. The truth is, most “nutritional” shakes are anything but, containing a long list of artificial ingredients, corn syrup, genetically modified soy, hormones, and antibiotics.”
Enter Orgain. For #ShakeHunger, we took Andrew’s original Organic Nutrition Shake and created a new, tasty Bananas & Cream flavor. For each 12-pack sold in 2018, we’ll donate $3 to WhyHunger to help ensure everyone has access to nutritious food. Each shake provides 16 grams of organic grass fed protein, 25 vitamins and minerals, 2 grams of organic fiber, and helps end hunger for good. Why Banana? Bananas are packed with vitamins, fiber, potassium, providing lasting energy and vitamin C for immune support. In short, bananas pack a lot of punch in a convenient, affordable package. Add clean, organic protein and you have our Bananas & Cream Organic Nutrition Shake – our shake with a cause.
We kicked off #ShakeHunger with our own donation of 50,000 shakes but our goal, with your help, is to donate 200,000. In keeping with WhyHunger’s approach to end hunger by addressing its root causes, our partnership aims to nourish, educate and build community. That’s why we’ve come up with a few FREE & EASY ways for you to donate a shake (on us!): Take a short, 5-question quiz testing your knowledge of hunger in America, share a hunger fact with your friends, or snap a quick pic and join the community of support.