Mission: Edesia's mission is to help treat and prevent malnutrition in the world's most vulnerable populations.
Results: Since 2009 Edesia has impacted the lives of over 4 million malnourished children in over 48 countries.
Target demographics: deliver practical, well-researched solutions to help end the global malnutrition crisis.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1 million malnourished children
Geographic areas served: North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Programs: Produce and export high-quality ready-to-use foods for humanitarian organizations and non-profits. Raise the profile of childhood malnutrition as a global crisis worthy of the world's immediate attention.
I recently attended a business after hours at Edesia and got a tour of their facility. I was so impressed with this non-profit organization and its very important mission to treat and prevent malnutrition in the world's most vulnerable populations.
All Rhode Islanders should be extremely proud to host the one manufacturer in the US of ready to eat therapeutic food, a life saving treatment for severe malnutrition in children. I was privileged to be given a tour of the newly opened high tech plant in the Quonset Point Industrial Park. I saw first hand the dedication of the staff to keep the cartons rolling off the belts for rapid shipment to crisis areas around the world. USAID purchases the product and distributes it as quickly as they can to troubled areas such as Haiti and Syria. Lives are being saved every day because of the dedication of the staff, many of whom are skilled refugees who know the cost of war and natural disasters personally. This organization is definitely worthy of a visit and your support.