In Your... Lunch Box

This week's post for the "In Your..." Series is one about one of our favorite things in the Dot HQ....food. We have everything you need to fill your (or your child's) lunchbox with nutritious and sweet products that also help people around the world! 

1. Fair Trade Colorful Lunch Bag, MayaWorks

To start things off, we have a beautiful lunch bag to keep all of our goodies in! From MayaWorks, this lunch bag is made by Guatemalan artisans who are paid a fair wage and given microcredit and educational opportunities for their work. 

2. Thai Sticky Purple Rice, Alter Eco Foods

Rice is a great staple for every student, and this rice not only tastes good, but it does good! It is fair trade and each purchase helps to empower women in Peru, Bolivia, and the Philippines. 

3. Peanut Butter, Good Spread

Nothing says lunch like a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich! Each jar of Good Spread Peanut Butter helps provide a child in need with life-saving therapeutic food. 

4. Sea Salt Potato, Popchips

Popchips are a healthy alternative to potato chips and are the perfect addition to any lunch. These are non-GMO products made with organic ingredients and they are super tasty. What could be better?

5. Dark Milk Chocolate Ancho Chile, Pistachio Bar, Askinosie Chocolate

Askinosie Chocolate is a luxurious and delicious desert for after lunch. With Direct Trade practices and fair wages, each person that plays a part in making the chocolate bars is empowered.

6. Chocolate Banana Mini Bar, 2 Degrees 

These bars are the perfect yummy snack to keep in your lunch box! 2 Degrees' mission is simple: for every bar sold, they give a meal to a hungry child. Through your support, 2 Degrees fights world hunger both domestically and globally.

7. Dark Chocolate Almond, barkTHINS

Another delicious dessert for after lunch are these tasty chocolate snacks! They are fair trade certified and non-GMO verified! With multiple flavors and options, there is surely one for you!

8. Greek Yogurt, Happy Squeeze

This no-mess yogurt is the best way to add some nutrients to your lunch! It's a fun and yummy way to feed your stomach while also doing good. Happy Family gives back to communities around the world by partnering with organizations that feed children in need, provide a home for orphans, and mentor young entrepreneurs. 

9. Smoothie Packs, Pitaya Plus

If you like smoothies, this is for you! These smoothie packs provide the base for a delicious dragon fruit smoothie, and they also help to support poverty-stricken communities in Nicaragua! 

10. Do Good Blend, Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Company 

Coffee might not be something you put into your lunchbox, but here at the Dot HQ it is something we like to keep on hand! And what could be better than a coffee blend literally named the "Do Good Blend"?! Land of a Thousand Hills works with Rwandan coffee farmers to give them a fair sustainable income and help meet the needs in the community, while providing a high quality coffee for you!

11. Drink Mixes, Everly

These drink mixes in 3 flavors are the perfect way to add a sugar free (& calorie free) beverage option to your lunch without losing the taste! Another cool thing about Everly is that with every packet purchased, life-saving hydration medicines are given to kids who have waterborne diseases. You get a tasty drink and you save a life!

12. Lemonade, Make a Stand

For another drink option, we also have bottled lemonade from Make a Stand. It is far trade, non-GMO, and 5% from every purchase goes towards ending slavery around the world.

We hope that you will check out these companies and support them by purchasing some goodies for your own lunch bag! Every purchase makes a difference!

Enjoy your lunch!

Erica