hunger http://ripr.org en Edesia: Fighting Malnutrition Abroad, Welcoming Refugees Home http://ripr.org/post/edesia-fighting-malnutrition-abroad-welcoming-refugees-home <p>As 2013 comes to a close, it’s time to count our blessings … and a time to look back at the tragedies that struck around the world. The typhoon in the Philippines, a coup in the Central African Republic, the worsening civil war in Syria. In the wake of those crises, millions of children are going hungry and becoming malnourished. But there is a bright spot – and it starts in Providence, where a nonprofit is making a product that can help reverse the crippling effects of malnutrition.</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 14:05:04 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 26429 at http://ripr.org Edesia: Fighting Malnutrition Abroad, Welcoming Refugees Home Local Nonprofit Fighting Malnutrition In Philippines http://ripr.org/post/local-nonprofit-fighting-malnutrition-philippines <p>Employees at a Rhode Island company are working through the holiday to bring much-needed relief to the Philippines. Edesia manufactures food supplements and a peanut butter paste called Plumpy Nut that reverses the effects of malnutrition. Founder Navyn Salem says the disaster in the Philippines has put many children at risk of malnutrition, and many are starving. So they’ll be working almost around the clock to prepare shipments.</p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 25452 at http://ripr.org Local Nonprofit Fighting Malnutrition In Philippines USDA to Help RI Feed Low-Income Kids This Summer http://ripr.org/post/usda-help-ri-feed-low-income-kids-summer <p>Rhode Island is getting a boost from the US Department of Agriculture to help attract more kids in need to its summer food program. The USDA’s goal is to increase participation by 10 percent.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 18:45:48 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 14802 at http://ripr.org USDA to Help RI Feed Low-Income Kids This Summer Gov. Chafee kicks off Meals on Wheels March Campaign http://ripr.org/post/gov-chafee-kicks-meals-wheels-march-campaign <p>Governor Lincoln Chafee joined Meals on Wheels RI today for the start of the program “March for Meals.”&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The nationwide campaign works to increase the awareness of senior hunger, recruit volunteers, and draw donations.</p><p>Governor Chafee accompanied Meals on Wheels on their lunch route and personally served 2 seniors.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 21:19:38 +0000 John Bender 11326 at http://ripr.org