(Anderson Cooper / 60 Minutes also produced a clip, but with some graphic footage of children. To view, click here.)
Some folks ask us about the food we donate globally. Above is a short doc on the food provided when you use FoodCircles to eat and select World Vision at your preferred charity. World Vision works with us to provide a life-saving substance called Plumpy’Nut to kids in Niger, Nigeria, Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, among others. But what’s Plumpy’Nut?
Plumpy’Nut is a RUTF (Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food) designed specifically for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition. Think power-packed peanut butter created to give emaciated children their appetite back. Some have called it ‘penicillin for hunger’. Apparently, it even tastes good, and you can see vibrancy return to a child’s eyes within the first few servings.
core problem: a child dies every 10-12 seconds from hunger-related causes, a majority of them on the African subcontinent.
our solution: dine out and provide several servings of Plumpy’Nut to a child close to starvation. Through our hunger (and a restaurant’s desire to satiate it!) we solve the hunger of others.