For the vast majority of us that live in the United States and work in the food and beverage industry, life is good. That is not the case everywhere. One in three children worldwide is undernourished.
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It may be hard to believe, even in the United States, a small number of children suffer from under nutrition. To view global statistics for Vitamin A deficiency from the World Health Association, click here.
We believe that sharing some small portion of our good life with those who are less fortunate is a worthy and honorable endeavor. We have chosen two non-profit charities with which we have some familiarity to highlight on our website. They target at-risk children and sometimes pregnant mothers in the United States and overseas. If you are in a position to give back to those who are needier, please consider making a modest charitable contribution to one of organizations below.
The Global Food Forums Team
Vitamin Angels helps at-risk populations in need—specifically pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five—gain access to lifesaving and life changing vitamins and minerals. In 2013, Vitamin Angels reached approximately 30 million children in about 45 countries, including the US, with the vital nutrients they need as a foundation for good health. Vitamin Angels has received six consecutive four-star ratings from Charity Navigator for Financial Health, Accountability and Transparency. To learn more, visit vitaminangels.org.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation USA’s mission is to simultaneously address childhood hunger and malnutrition and to promote education for underserved children in India. This ground-breaking program was launched as a strategic intervention in education aimed at breaking the vicious and perpetual cycle of poverty for the children.
A public-private partnership, Akshaya Patra combines good management, innovative technology and smart engineering to deliver school lunch at a fraction of the cost of similar programs in other parts of the world. Our advanced model for food preparation and distribution makes it one of the largest and most innovative, school lunch programs in the world. Akshaya Patra is a great model of what can be accomplished when the public sector, private sector and civic society collaborate. To learn more, visit the Akshaya Patra Foundation USA