About Our Meals

About Our Meals

Richard Proudfit, founder of Feed My Starving Children and Kids Against Hunger, assembled a group of food scientists from Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland, Pillsbury, and General Mills, and commissioned them to develop a food that would meet the nutritional needs of starving children. The result of their work, a nutritionally complex and complete meal, is made from four readily available dry ingredients that are easy to package and prepare. The meals are completely vegetarian and acceptable to a wide variety of ethnic and religious tastes and needs. The fortified soy provides a rich source of easily digested protein (52% protein!). The vegetables provide nutrition, flavor, and color to the meals. The chicken flavored powder or Latin spice powder is loaded with vitamins and minerals. In fact, each meal has 21 vitamins and minerals, and 9 essential amino acids necessary for complete nutrition. The long grain white rice, chosen for its long shelf life, means “food” for so many in the world, and must be boiled. The boiling kills water-borne pathogens so often found in the water in the areas where these meals are distributed.

Learn more about our food at Kids Against Hunger