Anyone who already supports Shop LC knows that we’re Delivering Joy with our outstanding high-quality products and daily low prices. But that’s not enough. There are many ways to thank the communities that make us successful and to give back to those needing it the most. With this in mind, we’re proud to introduce our Shop LC One for One Program and our contributions to fight world hunger.
The need to serve our communities is greater than ever. During the coronavirus pandemic, one in four kids in America can be facing hunger this year.
How Did Shop LC One for One Program Begin?
Shop LC One for One Program is our daily meal program that delivers meals to hungry school children. As part of our corporate social responsibility, what better way is there to give back than to support the communities that make our mission of Delivering Joy possible? Like the jewels we sell, Shop LC merely is one facet of a more significant presence. Shop LC is part of Vaibhav Global Limited (VGL).
India was chosen to pilot the program, as it is the original home of VGL. With a corporate presence for over 35 years, it was the perfect opportunity for us to share our success.
Indian school children often have to make a difficult choice. Do they pursue an education and go hungry? Or do they work where a meal is guaranteed? By just providing a nutritious meal for attending school, it’s not just their bodies being fed, but also their minds. Shop LC’s One for One helps provide a foundation for these children to have bright futures by not needing to choose between hunger and curiosity. No parent should ever have to decide between having their child attend school or work just so that they can eat.
Why is One for One Important?
- More than one-third of malnourished children reside in India.
- 80-percent of parents interviewed report that these meals positively impact their child.
- Since the Shop LC One for One Program launched, school attendance rose from 50 to 90-percent.
- For many of these children, it’s the only meal they enjoy each day.
- In four years of operation, the health of these children continues to improve.
With these humble beginnings in mind, it’s important to make sure that these children, and all children, have a bright future. Shop LC’s One for One provides nutritionally balanced meals to school children. By sacrificing a portion of our profit, schools’ benefit.
How Does It All Work?
Shop LC and its greater corporate family have partnered with local charity experts to arrange daily delivery of these meals. The proceeds we donate from every purchase pays the cost for the meal itself, its distribution, and preparation. This removes any extra financial hardship from the charity groups who partner with us in delivering these meals to children in need. No extra time is required for teachers or students to prepare food, so no learning time is lost.
How Can I Help?
It’s easy to help. In fact, you already are! Shop LC will donate one fresh meal to a hungry child for every purchase made. There’s no extra cost and no hidden fees. You’ll continue to enjoy the same daily low cost you always have. The prices from these nutritious meals have already been factored into our business plan.
In the future, Shop LC’s One for One will expand. Our dream is Delivering Joy to children and communities in need all across the globe. Do you have an idea on how we can help? Reach out and give us feedback!
July 2020 Update
For the month of July, Shop LC is happy to share that 21 million meals were served. Thank you for helping us achieve this wonderful milestone!
June 2020 Update
In the month of June, Shop LC is celebrating over 20 million meals served!
“Serving 20 million meals is an incredibly humbling milestone,” explains Michelle Long, Director of Communication & CSR, Shop LC. “The need to serve our communities is greater than ever. During the coronavirus pandemic, one in four kids in America can be facing hunger this year. During this time, our incredible partners have been pivoting, and finding innovative ways to get healthy meals to these children, whether it is meal finding tools, grants, or even serving meals directly to marginalized communities. Without our partners Akshaya Patra and No Kid Hungry, we could not have reached our milestone.”
April 2020 Update
Nearing the end of April 2020, Shop LC customers are responsible for serving 19 million meals to date! In recognition of our philanthropy, Diamonds Do Good is running a feature on Shop LC.
Supported by the international natural diamond industry, Diamonds Do Good is a global nonprofit organization whose mission is supporting programs that develop and empower people in natural diamond communities and sharing these stories of positive impact.
January 2020 Update
17 million meals were served for January 2020. What a great way to welcome the New Year!
December 2019 Update
Wow! In just 35 days, together we have reached 16 million meals served! This is a new record for all of us. Thank you for your support!
November 2019 Update
This month, Shop LC is proud to announce that 15 million meals have been served! Since October 2017, our customers are the reason we have been so successful with this program. With new programming initiatives, like the One for One Meal Challenge, there are even move ways for customers to enjoy great daily values while contributing to a worthy cause.
March 2019 Update
Thanks to the support of Shop LC customers, we have proudly served over 10 million meals! Not only were we able to provide these nourishing meals, every single purchase also contributes to raising awareness and increasing education about the availability of school meal programs where they are available.
“Childhood hunger is a very real problem. Not just abroad, but even here at home in the United States,” says a Shop LC spokesperson. “Through our One for One program we are delivering fresh and nutritious meals to hungry children while raising awareness around this issue. Together we can one day end this epidemic once and for all.”
February 2019 Update
We’re so proud to get to work with the amazing #HungerFighters at @AkshayaPatra. Please join us in celebrating them as their 3 billionth meal served to help kids reach their dreams 🎉 Read on: https://t.co/eE11QfUunz https://t.co/J3QmpEQfIl
— No Kid Hungry (@nokidhungry) February 11, 2019
Today Akshaya Patra has delivered 3 billion meals to hungry children across India. Shop LC partners with Akshaya Patra through our One for One program to help feed these children in need. Their large scale operations allows Akshaya Patra to reach over 15000 schools as an integral part of meal programs in Indian schools.
November 2018 Update
With December 2018 approaching and our mission set for 10 Million Meals, Shop LC is continuing to donate freshly prepared, nutritious meals to needy children to encourage school attendance and develop ongoing academic performance.
With your support, encouragement, and participation, we’ve delivered over 8 MILLION MEALS to kids in need.
October 2018 Update
October brings the 1-Year Anniversary of the launch of our program and we’re excited to announce that, thanks to the generosity of all of our Shop LC customers, we’ve delivered over 7 MILLION MEALS! Thank you for helping us continue to give back, as we push towards reaching our goal of 10 Million Meals by December 2018!
July 2018 Update
Shop LC is proud to announce our partnership with No Kid Hungry. With continuing success in India, we are excited to bring this program to the US. No Kid Hungry is the perfect partner in winning the fight against childhood hunger.
It’s a simple fact that we have plenty of food in the United States. However, not enough children can access this bounty. As a result one in six children lives with hunger in the US.
Through proven and practical strategies like school meals and summer food programs, No Kid Hungry is making sure every child gets three meals a day.
In addition, through a combination of research, policy, and advocacy, No Kid Hungry strengthens and improves the programs that kids rely on for the healthy food they need.
April 2018 Update
In late April 2018, you and Shop LC are responsible for delivering over 4 million meals! Thanks to the generosity of Shop LC customers, we expect to reach over 10 million meals by December 2018. Now, that’s Delivering Joy!
March 2018 Update
We owe a big thanks to our Shop LC family. As of early March 2018, we are surpassing over 3 million meals served! We’ve even received letters from these children, thankful for the support provided by our Shop LC family. Thank you!
December 2017 Update
During 2017, Shop LC customers were responsible for donating over two million meals to schoolchildren. Due to this overwhelming support, Shop LC is extending this program for all of 2018! Our goal is to donate 10 million hot meals for needy children, as we examine options to expand the scope of this project and give back even more to the communities that make us great.
Updated: July 27, 2020