Around the globe, more than 690 million people regularly go to bed hungry, and that number is on the rise. Hunger is strongly interconnected with poverty, and nearly 98% of the world's hungry live in developing countries. There is enough food produced around the world to feed everyone on the planet, which means that those who go hungry either do not have access to food or money to buy it.
Numana was founded to empower people to serve the hungry. They do so by facilitating food packaging events where volunteers pack simple, nutritious, economical meals. The meals consist of rice, soy protein, freeze-dried beans and a blend of vitamins and minerals targeted to help the immune system of malnourished people. The cost of each meal is only 30 cents, which includes all ingredients, packaging, administration, and shipping!