CULVER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fast Company announced its annual ranking of the 100 Most Creative People in Business for 2017, honoring an influential and diverse group of leading thinkers, including Ryan Devlin, actor and co-founder of This Bar Saves Lives. Alongside Ryan, the company was co-founded by a group of other actors turned entrepreneurs: Kristen Bell, Ravi Patel and Todd Grinnell.
“This is a proud moment for me and our company, and I’m honored to be among this highly accomplished group of creative thinkers,” said Devlin, co-founder of This Bar Saves Lives, “We built our giveback brand on a simple idea: it feels good to do good. Millions have supported our mission, and this Fast Company recognition will challenge us to continue disrupting the food space and impacting lives around the world.”
Devlin earned the No. 74 spot on the list this year for explosive company growth by surpassing 2 million donations of food packets that helped to save the lives of thousands of children around the world. By creating unique corporate social responsibility partnerships with brands such as Starbucks, Google and Target, Devlin inspired and educated people with everyday opportunities on how to help create a life-changing impact through the simple act of eating of a bar. For each bar sold, This Bar Saves Lives provides food aid to a child in need in some of the most famine-stricken countries such as Haiti, South Sudan and Uganda.
“It's an honor to be a part of a brand that is making a real and measurable impact on the lives of children around the world. Thank you Fast Company for honoring my dear friend Ryan Devlin for his hard work and passion,” said Kristen Bell, co-founder of This Bar Saves Lives.
To read the complete list, including Devlin’s feature, go to: fastcompany.com/most-creative-people/2017.
About This Bar Saves Lives:
This Bar Saves Lives® is one of the fastest growing impact brands in the world. They make ridiculously delicious snack bars, and for each one sold they give lifesaving food to a child in need. The company was born in 2013 when the founders traveled to Africa on a humanitarian trip and met children suffering from severe acute malnutrition, a heartbreaking condition that’s 100% treatable and preventable. Co-founders Kristen Bell, Ryan Devlin, Todd Grinnell, and Ravi Patel launched This Bar Saves Lives with a simple motto, "Buy a bar. Feed a child. We eat together.” The brand is uncompromising with its quality of ingredients and philanthropic impact. All bars are dairy free, gluten free, fair trade, Non-GMO Project Verified and bee friendly. To date they’ve donated millions of food packets, helping to save the lives of thousands of children around the world. This Bar Saves Lives is available in retail stores nationwide, including Target, Starbucks, Whole Foods and Amazon.com. This Bar Saves Lives, LLC is based in Culver City, California. For more information, visit www.thisbarsaveslives.com.
About Fast Company:
Fast Company is one of the world’s leading business media brands, with an editorial focus on creativity and innovation in technology, ethical economics, leadership, and design. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, along with our sister publication Inc. and can be found online at fastcompany.com.