During the past several months, Operation Compassion’s Children of the World has partnered with several charities to feed malnourished children in several countries. These children were targeted because they were at the greatest risk of starvation. The charities were selected because of their unique food source especially formulated to sustain the lives of these children.
Nourish the Children and their scientists, developed an ideal food for malnourished children, VitaMeal. Each VitaMeal contains a balance of carbohydrates, protein, fat and fiber and provides the essential fatty acids required for normal brain development, skin health and immune defense. In addition, VitaMeal provides electrolytes for normal fluid balance and muscle function, twenty-five essential vitamins and minerals and bone nutrients for growth and skeletal development.
Operation Compassion, Feed the Children and Nourish the Children shipped thirteen containers to Indonesia, Honduras, Haiti and Guatemala. These containers will supply 1,684,800 meals that will be prepared and distributed through feeding stations and medical clinics.
Kids Against Hunger has also developed a similar product with the help of scientists from General Mills and Cargill. The meal contains rice, soy nuggets, vitamins, minerals, dehydrated vegetables and a vegetarian children flavor. This formula was designed to save the lives of severely malnourished and starving children as well as improve the health, growth and physical well-being of children.
Operation Compassion and Kids Against Hunger partnered to send three containers to Honduras and Nicaragua. These three containers will supply 855,360 meals. Each meal will be prepared and served through medical clinics and feeding stations throughout these countries.
Another long term partner in helping supply whole grains is Apostolic Christian World Relief and ISOH/IMPACT. Through their efforts, Operation Compassion was able to send thirteen containers of whole grain corn that can be used in a variety of ways to meet the nutritional needs of malnourished children. These containers were sent to sixteen Caribbean Basin countries and will be able to feed 1,716,000 children.
In addition to these partners, Operation Compassion was able to provide five mixed containers of barley soup, rice, beans and VitaMeal. These mixed containers will provide 480,000 meals for malnourished children in Haiti and Honduras. Through local feed stations and medical clinics, these meals will be served to help stem the tide of starvation in Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world. Also, a container with other food supplies was sent to Haiti, helping to feed an additional 96,000 children.
In total, Operation Compassion was able to supply meals for 4,832,160 children through its network of partners. That’s 4.8 million children that will live another day! 4.8 million children that have a chance to grow and develop! 4.8 million children where maybe one will make a difference in their world!
Anyone interested in supporting financially, donating products or providing a corporate lead may contact:
David Lorency, President
Tim Burdashaw, Int’l. Operations Coordinator
Lisa Boen, Int’l. Logistics Coordinator
114 Stuart Road, NE Suite 370
Cleveland, TN 37312