Operation Compassion provides 12 million meals each year for malnourished children. These meals were scientifically developed to help stem starvation. It is a unique mixture of rice, soy and 26 vitamins and minerals that the human body needs to function properly. A regular diet of these meals will bring a malnourished child back to nutritional health. These meals were 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.
Hunger 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.
Operation 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!
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