Who We Are
Thrive brings healthy food to
hungry children living in the
poorest areas of the world.
A WORLD WHERE
WE SAW HUNGRY KIDS AND KNEW WE HAD DO SOMETHING, NO MATTER HOW SMALL.
Thrive was founded by three moms. When these expats arrived in Bangladesh in 2012, they saw a city full of hungry children and knew they had to do something. They asked the schools in the urban slums what they needed most, and the resounding response was food. The moms replied with a promise of a banana to 250 children that has grown into the delivery of more than 12,000 nutritional meals a week to school children in Bangladesh and the Philippines.
While Thrive began as an expat start-up, it’s growth springs f rom the generous commitment of local and international supporters. Our aim is to give schoolchildren the best start to their day and their future; brain fuel!
Food is the most basic need for survival. Thrive fills an essential gap.
- There is more than enough food produced in the world to feed everyone.
- Bangladesh has the highest rate of underweight children in South Asia.
- Over 6 MILLION Bangladesh children suffer f rom hunger.
- In the Philippines, one-third of children are stunted.
WHO WE SERVE
2,401 children at
13 non-government schools in
225 children in the Philippines
at 2 community programs.
Power to the WE: The WE is stronger and mightier than the I.
WE value our uniqueness and grow through equality. WE fight
against hunger; together, we will win.
We keep PROMISES: We show up. We persist. We try, fail, and
get back up, again and again. We press forward—because we
believe in what we do and how we do it matters.
We seek SIMPLICITY: We avoid complicated. We require direct
and honest communication. Above all, we stick to our mission
to feed hungry kids.
We are TRANSPARENT: What you see is what you get. We share
what we do and how we do it. We cherish your trust.
We exist OUTSIDE THE BOX and power our mission from a
place of creative problem solving, and a can-do attitude. We
relish ideas from ALL to FEED MORE.
Thrive’s mission is to bring healthy food to hungry children.