Hello beautiful friends! In case y'all don't know me yet, I'm Kate! I started Live Love Studio back in 2014 because I wanted to use my passion for design to really HELP people, LOVE people, and make the world a bit BRIGHTER!
East Tennessee Appalachia is the poorest region in the USA. With so many working poor, children, and senior citizens that go to bed hungry.. we felt urgency and a call to do something about it...so we did! We teamed up with Second Harvest Food Bank and through them, we are able to donate 1 MEAL for every item you buy! We call it #buyonefeedone and since we sold our very first card, we have donated **over 100,000 MEALS** to the hungry and the hurting...and it is all because of your love. WOW! This is what we have done together and my heart is so F U L L of gratitude for you! Every item. Every day. = ONE MEAL filling up a hungry soul. I love you all!!
------- Why is it needed?
1 in 6 people in East Tennessee Appalachia live in poverty and have difficulty meeting basic needs. All real people. All struggling to get enough to eat. From the working poor to senior citizens, there is an astounding 200,000 people at-risk of hunger. 1 in 5 of the most vulnerable children in our community, children who may be missing meals on a regular basis, are provided healthy, easily-prepared food. Through amazing programs such as Food Rescue, Rural Route, Food for Kids, and Mobile Pantry, we are doing our best to make sure that hunger is a decreasing problem!
------- What is Second Harvest?
Part of "Feeding America", Second Harvest Food Bank is the East Tennessee regions largest hunger-relief charity. They secure and distributes over 16 million pounds of food annually through a network of over 500 partnering non-profit organizations such as food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters and schools. With only a 3% operating cost, 97% of all donations go straight to the hungry. Our hearts are full that we get to team up with such a beautiful charity that is truly taking care of the hurting in our community.
Life is all about giving and loving, and with your help, we are filling hungry tummies and sharing love, one item at a time! Together, we are truly making a difference in the lives of others.
Let your light shine!