Operation Compassion Receives a Donation of 2.8 Million Meals

By , September 11, 2015

Vitameal 1During a recent five week period, Operation Compassion received 2,800,000 Vitameal meals. Vitameal was originally developed to help stem starvation. It is a unique mixture of all the necessary vitamins and minerals that the human body needs to function properly. Vitameal is designed so that local spices can be added to make it appealing culturally. Meat, chicken, goat, pork, beef or fish can also be added for taste and texture.

“The war on hunger is nothing new; Operation Compassion has been waging this fight for more than 15 years by shipping life-sustaining food products,” according to David Lorency, president of Operation Compassion.

Vitameal 2Hunger continues to plague an estimated one billion people – one in five persons around the world. Thirteen to eighteen million people, mostly children, die from hunger-related causes each year. That’s 35,000 people a day, over 1,000 every hour. In the United States, approximately twenty million children go hungry annually.

Hunger is a condition of poverty. Living in poverty puts a tremendous strain on a household budget, adversely affecting the ability to purchase a nutritionally adequate diet. In fact, government surveys show that as income goes down, the nutritional adequacy of the diet goes down as well.

Pic1Operation Compassion cannot fight hunger alone. It’s a global problem needing a global solution. Will you join Operation Compassion? Please, help us relieve some of the hunger problems of children so desperately in need!

 

Mail or call your donations to:

Operation Compassion

114 Stuart Road, NE Suite 370
Cleveland, TN 37312
423.728.3932 Office
423.728.3958 Fax
www.operationcompassion.org

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