Nutrition is essential to the growth and development both physically and mentally of children worldwide. Severe Acute Malnutrion is the number one killer of children under the age of five-years-old across the globe. This is not just an "ocean away" issue either. The epidemic of childhood hunger in America is a reality too. In fact, it is staggering. It is estimated that 16 million children in our country live in households that cannont provide three well rounded meals a day.
From providing spaghetti dinners to "motel children" in Southern California to creating a nutrition dense peanut butter paste in Africa, the organizations we feature here are working tirelessly to bring solid balanced nutrition to the most underserved children of the global community.
Each organization featured provides a call to action for our RainbowKids community. Maybe ending childhood hunger is your passion. If so, one of these organizations might just be the perfect way for you to make a difference in the life of a vulnerable child.
Let us know if you know of an organization we can add to our growing list of organizations fighting childhood hunger globally.
Sometimes, the answer to something so monumental and seemingly insurmountable can be as small as a peanut. In the ongoing struggle to reach millions of children with lifesaving treatments to combat acute malnutrition before they die from the effects, a peanut is precisely w...Read the full article
The Orphan Nutrition Program has seen amazing success since it began 3 years ago in India, China and Vietnam. But even more amazing are the stories of individual children whose lives and health have dramatically changed with better nutrition and feeding methods. Ajay* is a s...Read the full article
It goes without saying that when it comes to the foundation of society, the cornerstone is that of the nuclear family. It also goes without saying that within these families children are the hope. They are the future. What happens, though, when a family’s basic needs ...Read the full article
Not far from Disneyland, a small gathering of children eagerly await for their van to pull into the motel parking lot. They have waited for this moment all day. Within minutes the van doors open and they eagerly hop in, joining a dozen other young passengers. It exits the pa...Read the full article
Cindy Kaplan and Mishelle Rudzinski each adopted their first child from Kazakhstan in 2006. Both were looking to start a family, but they never thought that these adoptions would also inspire the beginning of a groundbreaking nonprofit organization. When Cindy and her husba...Read the full article