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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Food, Food Programs

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.

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

What started as a small idea has turned into an amazing effort that has effected over 4million children around the world. Edesia has a group of incredibly committed people who work each day to make life saving foods to feed malnourished children. Their factory is one of the most inspiring places you will see and their business is extremely efficient and well run.

It's purity and simplicity at it's best. Take a closer look.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have worked all over the world and seen poverty beyond poverty so getting involved in an organization focused on combatting malnutrition was a way to make a difference. Not only has Edesia impacted malnutrition in 4 million of the world's most vulnerable children, but is also using the research and development arm to create and advance new ready to use products both internationally and in the US. We cannot do it alone - please get involved and share your talents!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.


Client Served

Rating: 5

Edesia did a fabulous job in partnering with the NK Chamber to provide a Business after Hours event that increased awareness of their non-profit and also increased donations. Their highly engaged employees provided tours of their state of the art facility as well! In addition, Navyn Salem presented a movie that illustrates the work they conduct worldwide to treat malnourished children.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This company Edesia is a critical component in today's world. Their vision, and application of a thought like curing malnourishment on a global scale is incredible. The results they are getting and helping all children grow up healthy no matter where they live on this earth is what we should all strive for. Make a change! We should all think more and act upon an idea to help others and solve a problem in the world. I absolutely love the work they do and the staff always willing to show my International jump rope coaches how they are bringing change to children in their countries ❤️



Rating: 5

Edesia is an incredible place - here is where hopes to end the world hunger, especially among the most vulnerable populations, come to take a solidified form. From inside out, this non-profit is full of greatness, generosity, and care. I had a chance to work with Edesia on one occasion, so far. I volunteered to organize a Zumbathon for them, which turned out to be a big success, with over 50 people participating. As a part of an organization process prior to the event, I was taken on a facility tour and was shown how everything works: from measuring child's arm and determining how severely he/she is malnourished, to food lab, to packaging of the miracle supplement. Everyone I encountered was nice and kind, ready to tell their own story how they found Edesia and how proud they are to be a part of this great organization. I am proud to call myself a part of it, as well! Nothing warms your heart more than love and hope that Edesia creates in this world.

2 Penelope L.


Rating: 5

Edesia is committed to delivering the highest quality ready to eat food product to some of the neediest areas of the world. The team is one of the most dedicated and hard working group of people I have ever met. Please donate to continue Edesia's mission of eradicating hunger across the world.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Rating: 5

In researching child malnutrition, I found Edesia. With additional research, I believe they produce the best ready to eat nutritional food for children with sever malnutrition and highly recommend them for your consideration as a donor. They are located in Rhode Island.
Sincerely, Tom Leeds, PackagingProfessionals4kids.org