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Almost a million nutrient-rich meals are on their way to Haiti

Submitted by on January 17, 2010 – 2 Comments

About seven years ago Rick McNary had a calling on his life to feed hungry people in impoverished nations. Over the last seven years he developed a system and a plan to package nutrient-rich meals that are inexpensive and easily portable to places in the world that need them most. Though it took almost all of the last seven years to bring everything together, Numana was born and called into action immediately, with timing that could only be described as “divine.”

Here’s a video which explains the Numana meals packaging system:

Numana held its first large-scale packaging event December 29 – 31, where 2,000 volunteers in El Dorado, Kansas got together to pack up 285,000 meals. Those meals are in transit now to the poorest place in the Western Hemisphere; Haiti. Less than two weeks later Numana would be asked to do much more.

In partnership with The Salvation Army’s World Service Office (SAWSO), almost 5,000 Numana volunteers packed up another 650,000 meals this weekend, complete with soy protein, freeze-dried vegetables and 21 vitamins. Our good friends at FedEx offered to airfreight the assembled meals at no-cost. So, before long, almost one million healthy meals will be in the hands of Haitian people who are so desperate for them.

The Wichita Eagle newspaper in Kansas wrote about the packing event this weekend. Click here to read their coverage. You can also click here to watch a short news clip about the event at KAKE News.

Our thanks go out to Rick McNary for his vision and implementation of a great idea to feed hungry people and to the thousands of people who assembled the meals.

Here’s what one of the assembled meals looks like ——->>>

If you’d like to donate to The Salvation Army’s relief efforts in Haiti, here are your options:
> Text the word Haiti to 52000 from your cell phone. A $10 donation will show up on your phone bill. Please be sure to confirm the return text.
> Call 1 800 SAL ARMY and speak to one of our operators over the phone to make a credit card gift.
> Click here to be connected to our donation page to make an online gift via credit card or PayPal.
> Make out a check and snail mail it to our Salvation Army World Services Office (SAWSO) earmarked “Haiti Earthquake:” The Salvation Army World Service Office, International Disaster Relief Fund, P.O. Box 630728, Baltimore, MD 21263-0728

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