To The Root: This Saves Lives
Ever wondered who’s behind the Hungryroot eats that you know and love? Introducing To The Root, where we give you a peek into the products that show up on your doorstep and introduce you to the people who create them.
The Brand: This Saves Lives
The Founders: Kristen Bell (yup, that one), Ryan Devlin, Todd Grinnell, and Ravi Patel founded This Saves Lives with a mission to help children. While on a humanitarian trip to Liberia, Ryan and Todd found themselves face-to-face with kids who lacked the essential vitamins and minerals needed to stay alive. On that same trip, Ryan and Todd heard about Plumpy’Nut, a therapeutic food formulated to rehab children suffering from malnutrition. Together with Ravi and Kristen, they developed a plan to get this life-saving product to as many kids as possible—and This Saves Lives was born.
This Saves Lives is determined to end severe acute malnutrition, which claims the lives of over 3 million children each year. The condition is preventable and curable, and that’s why the brand works with partners on the ground to find and help local families most impacted by the crisis. With every bar sold, This Saves Lives provides essential food to malnourished kids—and as of 2022, they’ve given over 30 million packets of life-saving Plumpy’Nut to those who need it most.
The Products: Dark Chocolate + Peanut Butter Bars
Why We Love Them: Bars that taste as good as the cause they support. Beyond that, every This Saves Lives bar is non-GMO certified, gluten-free, and made with real, wholesome ingredients.
It’s super important to us that our sourcing partners meet the highest possible standards—so that you can have the highest quality food in your fridge. Learn more about The Root Standard and how we ensure that everything you receive in your delivery is fresh, nutritious, and