We find hungry schoolchildren and feed them healthy food.
We teach proper hand-washing techniques to students and their families.
Through nutrition and education, we provide a chance at a better life.
what we do
Thrive brings healthy food to hungry children living in the poorest areas of the world.
A world where all children thrive.
Where We Work
The Slums of Asia
Our simple, nutritious meals consist of a hard-boiled egg, banana, and a pesticide-free fruit or vegetable. We serve milk once a week. We rotate our selection of fruits and vegetables to add variety, mix nutrients, and follow what is in season. We work with Direct Fresh, a farm to table chemical and pesticide-free online grocer and local vendors to keep our quality high and our prices down. We seek and receive in-kind and at-cost sources of essential items.
OUR SIGNATURE, DAILY DOSE
Contain manganese, vitamin B6, C, A. fiber, potassium, iron, and biotin. Benefit the heart, digestion, energy, bone strength, brain power, and vision.
Brain developers. Packed with iron, protein, good fats, 9 essential amino acids Vitamins A, D, E, B12, Omega-3’s and choline.
Rich source of calcium, bones, and teeth. Packed with protein to give energy and build and repair muscles. A source of phosphorous, potassium, vitamin D, B12, A, B2, and niacin.
A great source of energy, rich in niacin and vitamin E, protein, fiber, and manganese.
High in protein and fiber, folate, iron, zinc, manganese, and calcium. Help with concentration, improves digestion, and strengthens the immune system.
SEASONAL FRUIT OR VEGETABLE
Contain an abundance of vital nutrients, such as antioxidants, minerals, vitamins. Vitamin A for eyesight. High in iron boosts red blood cells and glutamine acid boosts brain functions and memory.
Boosts brain power!Chock Full of vitamins C, A, B2, B3, B6a, K and E, fiber, copper, potassium, calcium, manganese, and phosphorus. A high source of folic acid, pantothenic acid, thiamine, riboflavin, and folate.
Packed with vitamin A, B6, C, E, and K, thiamin, niacin, and folate. Replenish water and minerals in the body to help with dehydration. Rich source of antioxidants.
Similar to samosas, the singara is a popular Bangladeshi snack usually filled with potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, and peas.
SNAPSHOT OF A WEEKLY MENU
who we are
We are the children, we are the volunteers, we are the donors. We are Thrive.
The children we work with are beautiful and bright, each with a distinct personality. Often, these children have only one meal a day and it is most often rice. Our goal is to teach them good hygiene and provide healthy meals to help grow strong minds and bodies.
Our volunteers are from all walks of life, their common goal is to help. To spend time with the children and to provide food for them. Whenever possible volunteers try to hand deliver the food, taking the time to play with the children, teaching them songs and games.
Donors are young, old, and all ages in-between. They are from all over the map. They run races, teach classes, hold lemonade stands, give stock money, donate in lieu of birthday gifts, honor a friend, and so much more all to feed the hungry children of Thrive.
Thrive was founded by three moms. When these expats arrived in Bangladesh in 2012, they saw a city full of hungry children and knew they had to do something. They asked the schools in the urban slums what they needed most, and the resounding response was food.
The moms replied with a promise of a banana to 250 children that has grown into the delivery of more than 12,000 nutritious meals a week to school children in Bangladesh and the Philippines.
While Thrive began as an expat start-up, it’s growth springs from the generous commitment of local and international supporters.
Together, we are delivering a brighter future, one banana at a time.