Our Mission

The FEED Foundation supports programs & organizations that are effectively working to fight hunger and eliminate malnutrition thoughout the world

Our Story

Founded by Lauren Bush Lauren, the FEED Foundation is the non-profit arm of FEED that supports programs and organizations that are effectively working to fight hunger and eliminate malnutrition. It has since grown to encompass hunger relief efforts both stateside and abroad, as well as provide aid during natural disasters and humanitarian crises worldwide. As of September 2014, FEED has provided nearly 84 million meals globally.

Officers

Jenny Johns

Jenny Johns, Managing Director

Jenny Johns is the Managing Director of the FEED Foundation. She brings to FEED her background in nonprofits and education, including as an English teacher and content team leader in the South Bronx as a Teach For America corps member, where she witnessed firsthand the effects of hunger on low-income communities. She holds a BA in history from Columbia University and an MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management.

 

Board of Directors

Lauren Bush

Lauren Bush, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board

Lauren Bush is the Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of the FEED Foundation, as well as CEO, Creative Director, and Co-Founder of FEED Projects, a charitable company with the mission to create good products that help feed the world. Lauren started her work as an Honorary Spokesperson for the World Food Programme (WFP) in 2004, when she helped to launch their Universities Fighting Hunger initiative. Over the past four years Lauren has traveled to many countries with WFP and UNICEF including Guatemala, Cambodia, Lesotho, Sri Lanka, Chad, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, and Honduras to learn about the realities of poverty and hunger firsthand. Inspired by her travels in 2005 she conceptualized and designed the initial FEED 1 bag, which feeds one child in school for one year through WFP, as a way for consumers to give back in a tangible and meaningful way.


Kristina Fell

Kristina Fell, Board Member

Kristina is the Director of Marketing & Operations for FEED Projects and is the Treasurer of the Board of the FEED Foundation. She joined FEED from Columbia University, where she worked for four years doing communications and marketing for the university. She received her BA in English from Columbia in 2005, along with a Master of Arts degree in Communication and Education in 2009.

 

Nicole Sexton

Nicole Sexton, Board Member

Nicole is the Director of Administration for the Central Park Conservancy. Prior to joining CPC Nicole helped to establish the FEED Foundation as its first Executive Officer. Before moving to New York to work with FEED, Nicole was a long time resident of Washington DC. She was the Executive Outreach Director for DATA and ONE, the grassroots campaign and advocacy organization committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease. At ONE, Nicole managed the organization's grassroots/VIP relationships. Nicole was instrumental in getting the participation of key members of the ONE VOTE 08 delegation that traveled to Rwanda, a trip that led to a renewed commitment by both parties to increase foreign investment in the developing world. She also planned and executed ONE's activities during the 2008 Conventions in Denver and Minneapolis, including a World Vision partnership to build care-giver kits in the two cities.for DATA and ONE, the grassroots campaign and advocacy organization committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease. At ONE, Nicole managed the organization's grassroots/VIP relationships. Nicole was instrumental in getting the participation of key members of the ONE VOTE 08 delegation that traveled to Rwanda, a trip that led to a renewed commitment by both parties to increase foreign investment in the developing world. She also planned and executed ONE's activities during the 2008 Conventions in Denver and Minneapolis, including a World Vision partnership to build care-giver kits in the two cities.


Daniel L. Stanco

Daniel L. Stanco, Board Member

Dan is a corporate attorney in the New York office of Ropes & Gray LLP, a leading international law firm. He currently represents investment banks, private equity funds, hedge funds and other leading domestic and international financial institutions in connection with joint ventures, equity investments, real estate transactions, commercial loans, structured finance, commercial leasing, and other general corporate matters. Dan also represents various charitable foundations supported by the United Nations World Food Programme and Clinton Global Initiative. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Dan was the head of sales and business development for a start-up media and publishing company, which he helped build into a successful and thriving business. Dan holds a B.S. from the New York University Stern School of Business and a J.D. from St. John's University School of Law.