Giving Back

Working towards a better world, together.

Over 800 million people worldwide are starving, and sadly, small children are disproportionately affected. Every ten seconds a child under five dies from the effects of hunger and malnutrition. And yet, there would be enough food, knowledge and resources to combat this.

At yamo, we want every family in the world to have access to healthy, fresh and organic food, and we believe that no child should go hungry. We’re aware that we have a long way to go, but everything begins with a first step. And we’ve taken it.

Our Giving Back programme supports disadvantaged families and starving children in the poorest regions of the world as well as more locally in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

So far, we’ve helped 86’166 out of 100’000 children.

Since we first started, we’ve been counting the number of children that we’ve been able to support thanks to you. Our goal is to provide 100,000 children worldwide with healthy, organic food. Join us on our mission!

How does the giving back program work?

 

Do you want to help us fight hunger and increase the number of families and children receiving support? There is one simple principle at the heart of our Giving Back programme.

For every two yamo purees that you buy, you help us provide a healthy, nutritious meal for a child in one of the poorest regions of the world – rural India.

Simple actions you can take to help

 

Two products help one child

For every two yamo purees that you buy, you help us provide a healthy, nutritious meal for a disadvantaged child in India.

Every 10th order helps a whole family

Every 10th order you place helps an Indian family participate in a “nutritional camp” which teaches families to grow food sustainably and feed their families with healthy meals.

Your help enables families and their small children in Indian villages to eat healthy, nutritious food that they wouldn’t otherwise have access to.

Thank you so much!

Charity work should begin at home.

We would like to give our fresh baby food to struggling families who most likely wouldn’t have had another way to enjoy the benefits of yamo.

That’s why we support organizations that provide food to less privileged families such as the ‘Tafel’ food bank in Germany and the ‘Tischlein deck dich’ enterprise in Switzerland. We regularly send unsold yamo products to the two charities free of charge.

They then distribute our products to families in need. This allows us to support the most vulnerable members of society while also reducing food waste.

Tobias, co-founder and CEO of yamo, explains it all  

It’s been only three years since we, three people in their late twenties with no children of their own, embarked on a great adventure: to revolutionize the baby food industry.

José, Luca and I shared a passion for food and were all troubled by a lack of understanding about healthy baby nutrition. Everyone talks about being healthy and new food trends are ten a penny – but only ever for adults. Children’s food is where these healthy trends stop and products with processed sugar and many E-numbers on the label become prevelent.

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It was clear to us in 2016 that this couldn’t continue. We interviewed dozens of young parents to find out what products they wanted and what their reasoning behind it was. How do young parents feed their kids and what do they think is important when it comes to food? It soon became clear to us that what the industry offers today is disconnected from what’s important to parents.

That’s why we founded yamo. yamo is one thing above all else – a promise. A promise of healthy, fresh and tasty food for children.

The three of us can consider ourselves very lucky as we’re able to pursue this simple dream. Taking an unbiased outsider’s view, we can ask parents the right questions, see baby food from their perspective and create the products they want.

But many things had to come together for us to come this far. We have loving parents who have supported and encouraged us. We grew up in Switzerland, one of the richest countries in the world. We could study and gain professional experience that taught us a lot. What are the odds of leading such a life considering that every year around 80,000 children are born in Switzerland with 151 million children born around the world? It’s about 0.05%. That means there was a 99.95% chance our lives could have turned out differently. The probability of being born in India, for example, is around 18%.¹

More than 200 million people in India are suffering from malnutrition, 61 million of whom are children, and more than 800 million people worldwide do not have enough food to eat. Sadly, many small children are disproportionately affected by this. Every ten seconds a child under five dies from the effects of hunger and malnutrition. And yet, there is enough food, knowledge and resources to combat this.²

When we founded yamo, it was very important for us to share our values with as many people as possible. We want every family in the world to have access to healthy, fresh and organic food, and we believe that no child should go hungry. We’re aware that we have a long way to go, but everything begins with a first step. And we’re taking that first step now.

Today I’m proud and absolutely delighted to announce our charitable programme Giving Back. Under the umbrella of Giving Back, we will work with a variety of organisations that share our values, and I’d like to highlight one of these partners today.

Starting now, every yamo product sold will help us support Welthungerhilfe in its efforts to fight hunger and poverty among families in one of the poorest regions of the world, rural India. Every second yamo product purchased will feed a child in India with wholesome, locally produced food for a whole day.

Charity also begins at home. That’s why we support organisations that assist underprivileged families such as ‘Tafel’ food banks in Germany and ‘Tischlein deck dich’ in Switzerland. We regularly donate unsold yamo products to the two charities, and they distribute our products to families in need. This allows us to support the most vulnerable in society while reducing food waste.

I would like to personally thank all three organisations for placing their confidence in us and for forging this long-term partnership. It gives me great satisfaction knowing that we can do our bit to make the world that little bit better. Thank you.

But this is just the beginning of our mission. Our goal is to provide 100,000 children worldwide with healthy, organic food through these partnerships. You can visit yamo.bio/givingback to follow our projects and even suggest NGOs for us to partner with in the future.

[1] Births in 2018 worldwide: 151 million, India: 27 million https://countrymeters.info/en/World

[2] https://www.sos-kinderdoerfer.de/unsere-arbeit/hilfsprojekte/hungerkrise/hungersnot/hungerkrise-fakten

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