By Cameron Crane
This past September, I attended the 2012 B Corporation Champions Retreat in Half Moon Bay. The trip was uplifting for many reasons, and I left feeling fulfilled, not only because of the lessons I had learned, but also because of the wonderful people I had met. Everybody at the retreat represented companies that had one mission: to do the right thing socially and environmentally, and to support and encourage others to do the same.
On the last day, I was fortunate to sit next to Anne Laraway, the Director of Business Development at Happy Family (HAPPYBABY). Happy Family is an organic superfoods company, committed to “making baby and toddler food as healthy and delicious as homemade with the essential nutrients needed for optimal growth and development.” Anne and I were able to share many meaningful conversations, especially as representatives of two companies that are working to make an impact in the lives of children. After hearing Anne’s vision for the future of Happy Family, I knew that this was a company I simply had to investigate.
Happy Family was founded only a few years ago in New York City, when CEO & Founder Shazi Visram realized there were no available homestyle options for parents to feed their children. She had a vision to create a company that would provide even the busiest families, who didn’t have time to prepare their own baby food, with the ability to give their children the best nutrition they could. Today, Happy Family is the leading premium brand of baby and toddler meals in the US.
Happy Family attributes their success to “[their] dedication to only creating the very best products, [their] commitment to always doing what is right as a business, [and to their] amazing team of brilliant colleagues and advisors.” After meeting Anne and learning more about the company, I can’t help but agree.
The Happy Family promise is six fold:
- To provide optimal nutrition.
- To be safe in every way.
- To always be thinking green.
- To be socially responsible.
- To educate parents.
- To always support organic.
The best part? For every package of healthy and nutritious baby food you buy, you and Happy Family partner with Project Peanut Butter to feed malnourished children in Malawi and Sierra Leone. So not only are you making healthy choices for your own children, you are helping children around the world get the nutrition they need.
Thank you, Happy Family, for all that you do, and for being such an important and inspiring part of the B Corp community.