Our Promise: Food
There are 795 million undernourished people in the world today. That means one in nine people do not get enough food to be healthy and lead an active life. Good nutrition, particularly in the first few years of life, is important in establishing and maintaining a good foundation that has implications on a child’s future physical and mental health, academic achievement, and economic productivity. Unfortunately, food insecurity and hunger is an obstacle that threatens that critical foundation in the United States and around the world. Within our borders, more than one in 6 children do not know where their next meal is coming from and often go to bed hungry. In developing countries, nearly 40,000 children die everyday from malnutrition, starvation, and hunger-related diseases. The good news is that hunger is entirely solvable. There is enough food in the world to feed everyone and no scientific breakthroughs are needed.
Kids Care Program
Kids Care food packages reverse the starvation process, help restore health, and improve a child’s mental and physical alertness. Each package provides six nutritionally complete servings to feed the starving children around the world and the hungry here at home, all for the low cost of 25 cents per serving. The team for Kids Care, in association with internationally recognized nutritionists developed a food formula comprised of rice, fortified soy protein, vegetables, and essential vitamins & minerals. A macaroni and cheese dish, rice and bean, and a pasta with Italian tomato basil sauce have been developed, as well, for distribution to local food banks and pantries for the food insecure in the United States.
- Global Acceptance: Rice, a globally recognized staple, is used as the base in many meals.
- Protein Rich: Each package contains 66 grams (six 11 gram servings) of protein.
- Vegetables: Many meal packages contain dehydrated vegetables.
- Vitamin and mineral fortified: Each serving contains 21 essential vitamins & minerals for a growing body.
- Multiple servings per package: One package provides six one-cup servings.
- Simple to Prepare: Boil package contents in water for twenty minutes.
- Long life: Each sealed package has a shelf life of two years.
Nearly 870 million people in the world are suffering from extreme hunger. And of those people, 98 percent are living in developing countries. One out of six children in developing countries is underweight; and one out of four children will experience stunted growth due to malnutrition. Malnutrition is the cause of almost half (45 percent) of all deaths in children under the age of five— that’s more than 3 million deaths each year.
How We Help
The Outreach Program offers a unique way to fight hunger. Our core capability is facilitating food packaging events across the nation where hundreds to thousands of volunteers come to serve in an assembly line fashion packaging simple, nutritious meals.