SMU Entrepreneurs Tackle Hunger One Snack Pack At A Time

Impact Foods makes and impact on hunger

By Kim Fischer
|  Monday, Aug 8, 2011  |  Updated 4:13 PM CDT
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Tackling Hunger One Snack-Pack at a Time

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Impact Foods' motto is "for every bag sold... we feed a hungry child for an entire day"

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Some local snack food makers are proving even small companies can make an impact on hunger.

Impact Foods was created by two SMU entrepreneurs a year ago, and the duo just took their first trip to Honduras to help feed hungry families.

The company's charitable business model sets aside money to buy a meal for every bag of granola they sell. With those funds, they were able to buy 10,000 meals for families in Honduras.

This was their first trip to the island, and the owners said it was a real learning experience.

"It was a week of hard work of feeding a lot of people and they felt good about us coming and we felt good about coming. We want to continue doing the work we're doing, but this is a bigger problem [and] it's going to take more than just us," said co-owner Benjamin Hurt.

The team would like to start making those trips once a quarter.

Hurt said they understand hunger is an issue right here in North Texas as well, so they also donate their time, and product, to the North Texas Food Bank.

Granola is the company’s first product, but they plan on expanding to other organic snacks like trail mix and chocolate soon.
 

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