1 Doll = 10 Meals – cuddle+kind

why we give

We started cuddle+kind after watching a heartbreaking documentary about childhood hunger. As parents of three young children, we were devastated to learn the facts below.

66 million

primary school-aged
children attend classes
hungry every day.



of deaths in children
under five are caused by poor nutrition - 3.1 million
children each year.

We were inspired to help change this. The United Nations World Food Program considers hunger "one of the most solvable problems that face the world today." We believe that by giving children the nutrition they need to thrive and reach their potential, we will be making a positive impact on the world for generations to come.

Giving meals helps children

fight disease

develop cognitively

receive an education

perform better in school

earn more as an adult

break the cycle of poverty

reach their full potential

Helping children reach their potential resonates with us as parents. It motivated us to start a social business that gives meals to children in need and it inspires us every day.

Our dream for cuddle+kind is to make a tangible, positive impact on childhood hunger.

Your purchase does a world of good.

The school meals we provide play a critical role communities around the world because they are often the only meal a child will eat on a given day. Many students in communities where our meals are distributed walk an hour each way to school and are highly committed to getting an education.

We can see the very real and meaningful impact our supporters’ purchases are making. Together, we are improving the lives of thousands of children, their families and communities. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world,

indeed, it us the only thing that ever has.

– Margaret Mead

how we give

We've established partnerships with several highly respected humanitarian agencies to distribute the meals we provide. Their programs and on-the-ground knowledge ensures that every purchase you make will directly benefit children in need.

World Food Program USA School Meals Program

The United Nations Food Program (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger world wide, reaching more than 76 million people in 81 countries with food assistance. WFP provides meals to 18.3 million children each year. We support WFP USA's schools meal program because it can be life-changing to the world's poorest children, not only helping to improve their nutrition but improving their ability to learn.

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Children's Hunger Fund

Children's Hunger Fund (CHF) provides nourishing food for children across America and around the world. Since 1991, CHF has delivered food and, ultimately, hope, to children and families in need, delivering "Food Paks," school meals and other aid. Through our partnership, we're providing vital nutrition to children in need. We're especially proud to be supplying school meals to over 8,600 children in Peru, where our dolls are made.

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Breakfast Club of Canada

Breakfast Club of Canada works to empower every child to realize their full potential by providing a healthy morning meal before classes start. One child out of five in Canada is at risk of starting the school day on an empty stomach due to lack of access to nutritious food. With our partnership, we are nurturing children's health, helping them realize their potential and giving an equal chance of success to all kids.

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there can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul

than the way in which it treats its children.

– Nelson Mandela

what we give

For every doll purchased, 10 meals are provided to children in need around the world through our respected giving partners. Your purchase gives children an opportunity to reach their potential and provides hope for a better future.

School meals

We provide school meals through the programs of several of our giving partners because they are proven to have a positive impact in a multitude of ways. Feeding children nutritious meals in school gives them the energy to learn and is considered one of the most effective ways of empowering children to break out of the cycle of poverty they were born into.

School meals give impoverished families an incentive to send children to school. This is especially true for girls, providing them with an education opportunity they would potentially not have.

When children are given meals in school, attendance increases, more girls receive an education and school performance greatly improves. For many children, a school lunch is the only meal they receive all day.

Empowering girls is the key to healthier communities. Girls with more education have fewer children, have them later in life and are better prepared to care for their families. Studies have shown that a woman's education contributed to 43% of the reduction in child malnutrition over time.

School gardens + meals

We support an incredible program that supplies fruits and vegetables for school meals in Kenya. This 60-acre organic farm grows over 25 different varieties of organic produce centered on the traditional staples of maize and beans, supplemented by fresh fruits and vegetables. As part of this program, over 6,750 children in nine schools are also taught skills that promote food security.


In Canada, we provide nutritious morning meals before school starts. Children who receive this healthy, balanced breakfast have shown marked improvements in behavior, concentration, academic performance, social skills, and self-confidence.

Food Paks

In the US, Haiti and Peru, we provide boxes of nutritious, non-perishable staple foods like rice, pasta, beans, canned vegetables and meat to offer relief for families and children who are affected by food insecurity. This provides vital nutrition and hope for children in need.

the heart that gives, gathers

– Tao To Ching

where we give

The meals our dolls provide are donated in 65 countries around the world through our valued partnerships with several humanitarian agencies. Together, we’ve donated over 24 million meals to children in need. Thank you!

Over one million Canadian children live in food insecure households. One in five are at risk of starting the school day on an empty stomach. Our dolls help provide children with a nutritious breakfast, providing energy to learn.

In the US, over 16 million children live in food insecure households. Your purchases help provide meals through local food banks and nutritious Food Paks to families with children who are facing hunger regularly or for the first time.

8,160 children now receive meals each day in Apurimac, including the provinces of Abancay, Aymaraes, Grau, and Antabamba while some families in need also receive nutritious Food Paks. It's so meaningful to us to give back in the country where our dolls are handmade.

120 children in an orphanage in Oneville, Haiti, now receive nutritious meals every day, helping them grow to their full potential.

In 65 countries around the world, your purchases help feed children nutritious lunches in school. School meals have proven to increase attendance, improve performance and allow more girls to receive an education in areas where people are deeply affected by food insecurity.

be the change

you want to see in the world.

– mahatma gandhi

our giving impact

Every year, we take stock of all that we accomplished the previous year and reflect on the values that drive us. And that comes to life through our Giving Book! We know many of you like to share it when you give our dolls as gifts, so your recipient can learn about the good their gift is doing. We hope you enjoy our 2021 edition; it's filled with adorable pictures, important info and some amazing feedback from our customers.

sharing is caring

Please share the Giving Book with anyone you think might be interested in our heirloom quality dolls and the cause they support. It would mean the world to us.

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