When Legacy World Missions began making regular shipments of food to the Ugandan orphans, we received back some interesting news. Overall, children were becoming healthier. And more active. Their grades were improving. When we received photos of the kids, they now had beautiful smiles. Finally getting the nutrition they needed had more impact than anyone expected.
Each self-contained meal packet contains dehydrated food, and is simply boiled in water for soup or a casserole. It contains rice, soy protein, vitamins, minerals and dried vegetables (carrot, onion, tomato, celery, cabbage and bell pepper). With this highly efficient meal system, it costs only $8.24 a year to feed each child.
The meal packets are donated through a partnership with Convoy of Hope, a relief organization. Legacy World Missions takes care of getting enormous quantities of food shipped to a distribution center in Africa, where it’s protected by armed guards. Careful logistics, tracking and security ensure that every bag of food is delivered to the children who need it. This has been an amazing accomplishment in a part of the world known for corruption, bribes, and the common diversion of relief shipments to the black market.