I needed help feeding my family
Hi, I’m Mary Molina and I created Lola Snacks during a time when my family was receiving food assistance. With 4 kids and a husband to feed, energy packed nutritious snacks were a luxury and difficult to find at the food bank. I had to improvise and I used what I had on hand to create my own simple nutritious energy snack.
As I started packing the snack bars in lunch bags for my family, they started offered them to friends at lunch. A few days later moms and neighbors reached out to say they loved the bars and wanted to buy them.
My kids are my inspiration and my drive
I named the snack bars Lola after our daughter who is allergic to soy- an ingredient in most snacks. It was important for me to keep the bar as simple as possible, using only gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan ingredients packed full of goodness. All the bar flavors are named after my children, nieces and nephews.
Everybody needs a little goodness
I received incredible support from my community, finding bags of groceries or gift cards left by my backdoor with an encouraging note. These acts of goodness gave me hope, something I desperately needed at the time.
I have been able to give a little of that goodness back by donating [250,000] Lola Snacks to anti-hunger programs.
Create more flexible jobs for moms who need to work, but also need to be home when their children get off the bus. Donate 1 Million Lola Snacks to antihunger programs