Follow the Food Aid: A 6,000 mile journey from your hand to the DRC

It’s a sad fact that malnutrition claims the lives of 3.1 million children every year. But here’s the thing — it’s preventable. Thanks to an incredible product called Plumpy’Nut®, children who are on the brink of succumbing to severe malnutrition are able to fully recover and return to their happy, healthy selves.

This Bar Saves Lives is here to help you make an impact in the fight against malnutrition in a simple and meaningful way. For every one of our non-GMO, gluten free, and ridiculously delicious snack bars sold, we give life-saving food to a child in need. So far, you’ve helped us give over 900,000 packets of life-saving food around the world... That’s enough to help save over 6,450 lives!

To ensure that the giving aspect of our company is sustainable and impactful, we’ve partnered with some of the most effective and well-respected non-profit organizations in the world. But just how do our partnerships work? How does our delicious bar in your hand translate to a packet of Plumpy’Nut® in the hands of a child in need?

We’re telling this story through our latest donation of Plumpy’Nut® to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Thanks to YOUR purchases, we filled a shipping container with 150,000 packets of Plumpy’Nut®, produced by our partners Edesia. Our donation took the first step on its journey when the Plumpy’Nut® left Rhode Island and set sail for the Action Against Hunger team based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Plumpy’Nut can be administered at home, making mass treatment of malnutrition more effective than ever before.

Once our Plumpy’Nut® donation arrived in port, it had to travel by truck, boat, and truck again before reaching its destination in the Kasai Oriental province. Unfortunately, lack of knowledge about adequate feeding practices, poor hygiene and sanitation, and lack of access to safe water have all contributed to high rates of malnutrition among children in this area.

The Action Against Hunger teams in the DRC unloaded and reloaded 1,000 boxes of food aid multiple times before our donation reached its final destination.

6,567 miles later, our donation of 150,000 packets of Plumpy’Nut finally landed at the Action Against Hunger base in the Kasai Oriental province in the DRC.

Our donation will supply 2 of Action Against Hunger’s 6 emergency sites in Kasai Province.

Today, the Plumpy’Nut® donated from your purchases is being distributed to children in need in the DRC. This shipment alone is enough to help save 1,000 lives!

Thank you so much to everyone at Action Against Hunger who helped make this happen, and to YOU for buying the bars that contributed to this donation. We’re so proud of the impact we make together.

Buy a bar. Feed a child. We eat together.
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