Women in wraps and headties as bright as the early morning sun emerge from “miomba” woodlands along narrow, well-worn paths into a clearing. Babies are securely nestled in slings against their backs. Many have walked for hours, some for days, to get to this place. For more...
The before and after pictures are incredible. Babies who are skin and bones, severely malnourished, are chubby and smiling after a mere four weeks of MANA. "You could call it, like, peanut butter on steroids," says CEO Mark Moore.
Two studies of malnourished children offer the first major new scientific findings in a decade about the causes and treatment of severe malnutrition, which affects more than 20 million children around the world and contributes to the deaths of more than a million a year. Merely giving children a cheap antibiotic along with the usual nutritional treatment could save tens of thousands of lives a year, researchers found.
On Jan. 3, the Hunger Task Force issued a public call for donations of peanut butter, and two weeks later, on Friday, the organization's ship came in. Or rather its truck.
Food giant ConAgra trucked 60,000 jars of Peter Pan peanut butter, getting the Hunger Task Force more than halfway to its goal of 100,000 jars.