Happy Birthday to Us!

It's been a year. 

And in honor of our longevity, we're not asking for presents, we're giving them. The way we've decided to do that at Batch is to give away meals to those in need.

The best way to do that is to partner with our local food bank, Second Harvest. We already offer a line of five delicious gift options that, when purchased, provide meals to folks nearby. And for our birthday month, we decided to double down and provide a meal with each subscription shipped in September. 

Better yet, we used purveyors that also have a relationship with Second Harvest and also donate money to the food bank to provide meals. Here's who was all in on our birthday batch:

Eli Mason
With a full line of cocktail mixers, Luke Duncan's young company is off to a hot start. This month's infusion—demerara syrup—is perfect for any libation you'd like to sweeten up. Luke is proud to have his product be a catalyst for change in the community. He says, "Second Harvest is one of those rare organizations with the heart to serve, the quality of management needed to be effective, and the scale to actually make a dent in the problem. Eli Mason is proud to support their efforts to end hunger in Middle Tennessee." Be sure to stock up on other Eli Mason staples like the Old Fashioned or Mint Julep mixes and check out their website for recipes.

Haulin' Oats
One of our first purveyors, we're happy that this duo is back with us (and has stuck with us for a year now). The team of Tracey Levine and Cindy Muscarello crafts oatmeal with catchy flavor names. Their commitment to tasty breakfast food is matched by their goal to help feed people. "It is a both a privilege and an honor to partner with Second Harvest Food Bank in its ongoing effort to make a difference in the lives of those in need."

The Nashville Jam Co.
With new packaging, this pantry staple looks as good as it tastes. Gary Baron has been making his jams and sauces for years and now he's got a flavorful cause to boot. "No child can realize his or her full potential with an empty stomach. We have to feed those that are hungry. Second Harvest is a blessing for so many, and it is great to be a part of this campaign," says Gary. Be sure to restock when you run out of this strawberry jam and explore their other sweet offerings on their website.

Baking bread has never been easier than when you tell someone to "just add beer." But that's all it takes, thanks to Veronica and Jordan. This mother and son duo have combined their loves of craft beer and baking to serve up an ingenious item for your next family feast. Know what goes well with that? A commitment to give back: "We’re proud to be a part of the solution to end hunger with Second Harvest."

What a happy batch it was! And while we won't be reselling this one right now, you can help fight hunger this month and beyond by giving (to yourself or someone else) any of these five speciality batches.