In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we are celebrating women in our food community that are helping to make Texas, and the world, a better place.
Andrea Spirov embarked on her health and wellness journey in 2013, seeking a solution to her chronic illness in food and lifestyle changes. She founded the B.O.S.S. Food Company in 2015 to bring her superfood snacks to the people of Houston and beyond with a commitment to simple, outstanding food for busy people.
Andrea Spirov: B.O.S.S. Food Co., Founder & CEO
Cause That’s Near And Dear To You:
“Right now we are supporting a small but very deserving charity called My Hope Chest, the only national non-profit funding breast reconstruction for uninsured and under-insured breast cancer survivors. With so many women on high-deductible insurance plans, it’s much more common than one may think for a woman with breast cancer to not be able to afford this final step in their treatment. It is not cosmetic surgery. The largest breast cancer charities send these survivors to My Hope Chest, but they don’t send any of the millions of dollars they collect annually from their “awareness” or “find a cure” campaigns. This cause is very personal for me as early breast cancer runs in my family, and while everyone is aware by now that 1 in 8 women will get this awful disease, I admire that My Hope Chest takes ACTION to help survivors. One of the 22,000 women a year who can’t afford reconstruction could be your child’s nanny, the server at your favorite restaurant, the performer you see when you go to a show in Las Vegas…the emotional anguish for these women is very real and they deserve help and support right now to be able to move on with their lives. Learn more at our campaign page: https://donorbox.org/giveapair“
Why It is Important To You To Support Women in the Food Community:
“As female entrepreneurs, the deck is stacked against us, yet many of the most innovative food companies out there were founded by women. We get less of the institutional funding, many of us are juggling family commitments along with 80-hour workweeks, and it often feels like we have to work harder to prove ourselves even though we make excellent leaders and our companies are just as good if not better than those with male teams. These aren’t just my personal sentiments, they are statistically what is actually happening across the wider business community. If we don’t support each other, who will?“
Shoutout a Fellow Female Food Community Member:
“Jennifer Thai of Awesome Bites Co. is opening her brick and mortar bakery soon in Houston and I am so excited for her company to have a permanent home for their delicious treats. She makes amazing muffins, brownies, blondies and other treats that have fruits and veggies instead of added sugar, and are completely allergen free.”
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and one of our favorite superfood snacks on-the-go, The BOSS Food Company, is making it easy for you to add your support. For every purchase of a box of 12 bars, BOSS will donate $2 to @MyHopeChest, the only national non-profit that facilitates and funds breast reconstruction for under-insured and uninsured breast cancer survivors. Click Here to Shop Now