THE BRAND DONATES $10,000 TO FEEDING AMERICA’S COVID-19 FUND
1 in 7 children in the U.S. goes to bed hungry on a nightly basis - a staggering statistic that turned into the mission of baby accessory brand, Bella Tunno. 15 years ago, the company launched with a commitment to change lives and has never sold a product without donating a portion of the proceeds to non-profit organizations. 5 years ago, they launched their signature “Buy One, Feed One” campaign, and committed to giving one meal to one child for every product sold and it is times like these that make them rally even stronger to feed the kids.
As the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis increases, local retailers, restaurants and schools are forced to close their doors, leaving many out of work and poverty on the rise. One of the most significant impacts of the pandemic has been school closures. Without access to school meals, children lose a consistent source of healthy food. Dedicated to their mission of ending childhood hunger, Bella Tunno donated $10,000 to Feeding America’sCOVID-19 fund, a national food and fundraising effort to support people facing hunger and the food banks who help them.
"Ending childhood hunger is the heartbeat of our brand” said Michelle Tunno Buelow, Founder of Bella Tunno. “In these uncertain times, it becomes even more important to be generous. The most vulnerable children in our communities, our cities and our nation are at an all-time high in terms of food insecurity. Free food programs are closed and both volunteers and access to food are at an all-time low. Our commitment is unwavering to being part of the solution.”
Giving meals is the brand’s end game but when tragedy strikes, their mission matters even more. When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston in August of 2017, Bella Tunno donated 38,766 meals directly to the food bank in the epicenter of the disaster. When deadly tornadoes hit the Nashville area in March of 2020, Bella Tunno donated 37,939 meals to the food banks closest to the catastrophe. To date, the company has given 3.9 MILLION meals and counting.