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Pack Away Hunger is a non-profit organization dedicated to greatly improving the lives of children and others who suffer from hunger and malnutrition.
The lack of proper nutrition creates serious health and developmental consequences for individuals and has far reaching implications for communities. In the United States 15.8 millionchildren do not have regular access to healthy meals (1). In developing countries one out of six children -- roughly 100 million -- is underweight, the result of acute or chronic malnutrition (2).
In a world with such vast resources, we think this is unacceptable. To achieve our mission, we have partnered with The Mathile Institute for Human Nutrition to develop the most highly nutritious pre-packaged meals available. These meals are scientifically proven to meet the specific nutritional needs of children and other at-risk populations.
We’re not alone in our desire to end hunger. Like-minded community organizations, businesses and individuals join our mission by purchasing the raw materials needed for these meals. The group then comes together to create the meals at a "packing event". The meals are then distributed to local food banks and pantries or to community feeding programs in emerging nations.
These powerful events are educational and fun! Participants often feel a sense of purpose, knowing the meals they pack with their own hands will meet a significant need for someone in their neighborhood or in a community around the world.
We believe this unique collaboration between nutritional science and community engagement offers a significant way to provide Life. Changing. Nutrition. to those in need.
Please join us to Pack Away Hunger.