World Food Day 2019:
How to Get Involved

World Food Day 2019:
How to Get Involved

Over 820 million people suffer from hunger, and even more struggle to afford nutritious food. To create a world with #ZeroHunger, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has dedicated October 16, 2019 as a day to take action against global hunger. World Food Day isn’t meant to live in the category of “social media holidays.” This is a day when organizations around the world come together to present solutions for the global hunger crisis. You can review the full events list published by the FAO here.

As you know, Bridgewater Candle Company is a for-profit company with a social conscience. Our company values of acting justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly have motivated us to donate 3 meals for children in need every time we sell a candle. You can learn more about this process here or by viewing the video below. With your help, this work has become our mission: to Light a Candle and Feed a Child. Since 2010, you all have created a significant impact by supporting this mission and choosing Bridgewater when you need a scented candle.

In the next few months, your candle purchases will have provided 10 MILLION MEALS for children in need across the world through Light a Candle Feed a Child. To celebrate this milestone and to make a greater impact for #ZeroHunger in collaboration with World Hunger Day, we are announcing a new opportunity to partner with us in ending global hunger: the 10 Million Meal Celebration Candle.

When you purchase a 10 Million Meals Celebration Candle, you will receive an exclusive, limited-release Sweet Grace Collection candle that provides a donation of not 3, but 30 meals for children in need. One candle, 30 meals. That’s 10 days of healthy food for orphans across the world, prepared with fresh ingredients from their local market. As a company, we are decreasing our margin on this product to provide a 10x larger donation to Rice Bowls when you purchase this product. No additional cost is passed on to you, but we do encourage additional donations to Rice Bowls if you’d like to make a difference in the life of a child in need on World Food Day.

This candle comes in a celebratory box that includes first-hand accounts of how growing up in Rice Bowls-supported homes changed the lives of four young adults in Haiti. You’ll be able to read their stories and see how your candle purchases directly impacted their development. The truth is, your candle purchases provided more than meals for Max, Marie, Robert, and Roger. Having daily nutritious meals provided enabled them to focus on their studies, and it instilled a desire to give back to their local communities in each of their hearts.

These four adults grew up into generous, innovative, difference-makers because of the investment you made while they were children.

Today, we ask you to partner with us again. Help us reach 10 million meals donated to Rice Bowls by purchasing a candle that feeds. When we hit 10 million meals, you will have unlocked the exclusive 3-wick Sweet Grace Collection candle, you will have the opportunity to provide 30 meals with one candle, and most importantly, you will have made a meaningful impact on children across the world who no longer feel the pain of an empty stomach.