The domestic and global forecasting of food shortages are becoming more and more concerning. Between COVID-19, locust swarms and droughts, the need may be higher than ever. If we don’t act now, the losses could be devastating. Join this #unstoppablemovement to pack meals for those experiencing food shortages due to COVID-19.
How can we address this problem, while still taking the precautions necessary to protect ourselves and our group of volunteers?
We are committed to your safety, health and wellness, which is why we’ve created options for you and your team to choose from when considering how to mobilize your church, business, organization or club to serve others safely! Each meal packing option adheres to the local social distancing guidelines put in place, while offering a tangible way to empower your people to make a difference and provide nutritional OneMeal to those that need it most.
Meal Packing Options
Home-Based Packing Events
This virtual event allows you to collectively pack meals together toward a total goal. Families and households come to a central location and pick up all of the equipment and ingredients needed to set up their own packing line at home. A simple instruction video helps them get ready for their in-home event and when the time is right, your entire group kicks things off.
Mobile Packing Events
If you can meet at your location, we have options that allow all participants to serve under one roof, without compromising distancing guidelines. Events can be done inside, outside or both, depending on your desires. Events will likely span a longer duration with multiple shifts, allowing more people to participate and sanitization to take place between each shift.
Coordinated Multi-Organization Events
We can accomplish more when we come together. The UN reports that food insecurity will likely double in 2020 due to COVID, locust and droughts. This collaborative effort brings multiple churches, businesses or groups together, serving under one banner for one purpose. Over the course of 1-4 weeks, these groups will unify to collectively pack 1,000,000 meals at churches, at workspaces, in homes and in public spaces throughout your city.
Where Do the Meals Go?
Once packed, meals are returned to our warehouse and shipped to our trusted partners around the globe. Meals travel by boat, truck, train, bus, moped, and even donkey to reach their final destinations: orphanages, schools, churches, hospitals, and community feeding center where they are served to children as a nourishing and reliable daily meal.
OneMeal has been shipped to 30 countries across the globe to provide daily nutrition to hungry children. We currently have ongoing partnerships, across four continents, utilizing OneMeal to reach children.
OneMeal provides a foundational meal that can be used across cultures to deliver sustaining nutrition to impoverished children where food insecurity is a daily reality. OneMeal’s primary ingredient, RED LENTILS, serves as a superior source of protein, critical to physical growth and development, including brain development. OneMeal also delivers much needed micronutrients through PhytoBlend — a combination of 24 essential vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients — filling a major dietary deficit often found in situations of food insecurity. Our dehydrated vegetable blend adds additional nutrients and fiber, along with color, texture, and flavor to enhance the meal. Fortified white rice further provides critical calories to children — a common ingredient familiar to people in most regions of the world — making our meals readily accepted across cultures.