What is food insecurity?

Food security is a federal measure of a household’s ability to provide enough food for every person in the household to have an active, healthy life. It’s the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Food insecurity isn’t just a term used for foreign nations, it’s a term that applies to many in the USA.

At least 14 million children suffer from severe acute malnutrition around the world. 

Good nutrition, particularly in the first few years of life, is important in establishing and maintaining a good foundation that can impact a child’s future physical and mental health, academic achievement, and economic productivity. Unfortunately, food insecurity and hunger are obstacles that threaten that critical foundation in the United States and around the world.

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Effects of food insecurity

People experience poor health, stunted growth mentally and physically, and due to poverty are required to make a choice between buying food or paying for medical care. 

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 all using health and food safety guidelines.

Where do our meals go?

Ninety five percent of our food stays in the USA and is distributed to the people in need through food banks, centers for disbursement to those needing food, other non-profits, and churches.

Why is it important?

The Outreach Programs’ nutritious 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. Our team at The Outreach Program, in association with internationally recognized nutritionists and the Food Science Department at Iowa State University, developed a food formula comprised of rice, fortified soy protein, vegetables, and essential vitamins and minerals. Our food:

Tastes great because we use all-natural ingredients.

Protein Rich: Each package contains 6-12 grams of protein

Includes Real Fruits and Vegetables in most meal packs.

Vitamin and mineral fortified: Each serving contains 21 essential vitamins and minerals

One package provides six, one-cup servings.

Simple to Prepare: Written and pictorial instructions on each package.

Long shelf life: Each sealed package has a shelf life of two years.

Meals include Deluxe Macaroni and Cheese Dinner, Rice and Bean, Spanish Rice, Cheesy Rice, Pasta with Tomato Basil Sauce, Minestrone Soup, Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal, Raisin Cinnamon Oatmeal, Apple Cinnamon Rice, Rice Pudding Dessert.

We have modernized our processes with a meal packaging machine providing high-speed filling of all products, in the most flexible machine design available on the market today.  Automation is key, adding efficiency and reliability to the packaging process.  This efficiency makes machine processing perfect for the client who orders in bulk.

The meals are packaged in an American Institute of Baking certified facility and comply with stringent food safety protocols.  AIB was founded in 1919 and is the worlds most trusted authority on food safety. 


We offer a Pantry Pack which includes seven bags of nutrient-dense, shelf-stable meals with a two-year shelf life. These include two bags each of Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal, Mac & Cheese, Rice and Beans, and one bag of Pasta with Tomato Basil.  They are easy to prepare and easy to share! 

We can package these for you or you can package them yourselves!

We also offer Do-It-Yourself kits perfect to package 2,000 or 5,000 meals.   

For pricing and product information go to our Marketplace!