Unilever is Making Life Better
Feeding America and a Sustainable Living Plan
It’s not everyday that I find out about a company who is really trying to make a difference in this country. There are many companies out there that support programs that give back but this company has taken it many levels higher.
Unilever has a Sustainable Living Plan
“In November 2010, we set out the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, committing to a ten year journey towards sustainable growth. What makes our Plan different is that it applies right across the value chain. We are taking responsibility not just for our own direct operations but for our suppliers, distributors and – crucially – for how our consumers use our brands. Underpinning the Plan are over 50 targets. Here we report on our progress in the first year of the Plan.”
One of the ways Unilever is making a huge impact on families across America is with the Cross Off Hunger Campaign through Feeding America.
“Unilever is committed to donating more than two million meals to families in need with Feeding America and every item on your shopping list counts. Show your support by adding Unilever brands to your cart next time you shop. Together we can help to Cross Off Hunger.”
I had no idea I was doing my part to support Unilever in their efforts to feed two million families simply by doing my shopping like I always do. I had no idea they were the company behind many of the products that my family loves.
Products that I buy almost every single week when I go shopping.
Below is a list of products Unilever produces.
The ones with an asteric next to them are products I purchase on a regular basis.
I am proud to say there are 23 product on the list that I buy all the time.
- Lever 2000
- I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter
- Dove Men +Care
- Degree for Men
- PF Changs*
- Lipton Recipe Secrets*
- Lipton Tea Bags*
- Lipton Cup a Soup*
- Brummel & Brown
- PG Tips
- Best Foods Hellmann’s*
- Good Humor*
- Ben & Jerry’s*
- Lipton Soup Secrets*
- Country Crock*
I don’t think there is an adult that lives in this country that doesn’t know that hunger is an issue for many families nation wide. In my area of Southwest Florida we have been hit badly by the downfall of the economy. At one time not long ago our area of the state was the fastest growing county in the state of Florida.
Construction of new homes and retail buildings was booming. Jobs were available. The unemployment rate was low.
Source: Harry Chapin Food Bank FAQ Why are there so many hungry people in Southwest Florida?
“During the past two years, most of our partner agencies have experienced a significant increase in requests for emergency food assistance, which has more than doubled in some cases. Most of these increases are directly attributable to the housing slump and the corresponding surge in unemployment. In fact, Lee County has been cited in the New York Times and elsewhere as the hardest hit of any U.S. county by the housing/mortgage crisis.”
Visit the Making Life Better website to find out just how much Unilever is doing to make life better in communities all over the United States.
Visit the Making Life Better Facebook page and complete the Cross Off Hunger “Checklist” to see if you really know as much as you think you do about the hunger situation that faces many families every day.
For each section you complete you will earn a badge. Wear you’re badges proudly on you’re Facebook profile and hopefully someone else will learn about Unilever and show they’re support for this great cause.
Unilever and the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty
” The Dove® Campaign for Real Beauty was a global effort launched in 2004 to serve as a starting point for widening the definition and discussion of beauty.”
You know what I love about the Dove Self Esteem Project? There is a Toolkit on the website that gives parents age appropriate tips and projects to do with their daughters to help build their self esteem and deal with the drama that comes along with being a girl these days.
Suave Turn Off the Tap
Suave Turn Off the Tap is another Unilever project that is part of their Sustainable Living Plan.
“Lipton® is proud of our Rainforest Alliance Certified™ tea estate in Kericho, Kenya and our commitment to world-wide sustainability for all our tea by 2015.”
Discover what the Rainforest Alliance is and how your choice of tea makes a difference to the future.
Every time you purchase a Lipton Tea product you are helping the tea farmers and their families while protecting the land for future generations.
As you can see Unilever and their products are making a difference. And you can help them by supporting them in their Sustainable Living Plan. These are just a few of the projects that Unilever is committed to in their Sustainable Living Plan.
I am going to do my part to help Unilever continue with these great programs by adding a few more of their products to my shopping list.
Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Unilever #CBias #SocialFabric
All opinions are my own.