ACR commits to supply therapeutic food to Haiti

Since our launch last year, we have been blessed to be able to answer the call from partners in Haiti seeking highly specialized therapeutic food products. These products are Unisef-approved in treating severe acute malnutrition. We quickly responded, and our generous donors joined us.

ACR located the three manufacturers of these products–two in Europe and one in the U.S. In the past year, we have worked to establish accounts with the manufacturers and, ultimately, we have supplied F-75 Therapeutic Milk, ReSoMal and ZinCfant to the least in Haiti. These nutrient-rich products are used as a first course of treatment for severe acute malnutrition and severe acute diarrhea. With your help, we have together provided direct aid in nursing back to health the sickest of the sick among the poorest of the poor.

I write today to share a new opportunity to send another therapeutic food product to Haiti. I learned that a clinic we support has recently opened an outpatient feeding program to help stave off rampant malnutrition in their region.  They see about 100 patients each week, and they expressed an urgent need for RUTF (Ready to Use Therapeutic Food), ReSoMal and Zincfant. RUTF is a ready-to-eat soft spread that requires no preparation.  It provides 100% of the energy, fatty acids, protein, and micronutrient requirements of infants and children from 6 months old to five years old. It is energy and nutrient dense, important because malnutrition shrinks the stomach. This product was designed for rapid weight gain, so that the body can rebuild and be able to handle normal foods.

acr web adWe have secured three pallets of RUTF to ship to our partners for immediate distribution. Will you consider supporting this effort? We need your help to get this help to the needy.

Just visit our Giving Page to make a quick online donation or to learn of other ways to help.

All donations to ACR are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. ACR is entirely volunteer run and our actual overhead is less than 1%. That means we are blessed to assure that all donations go directly to helping the least.

Any funds received in excess of a project’s budget will go toward other current projects.