In honor of what would have been Muhammad Ali’s 76th birthday, the Muhammad Ali Center staff, Youth Programs, and Board of Directors are partnering with Love the Hungry for a service project event on January 17th from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Ali Center. The team will produce 5,000 Nutri-PlentyTM pouches.
Love the Hungry is a local nonprofit organization focused on providing nutrient-rich meals that can alleviate and reverse the effects of malnutrition in young children. The Nutri-PlentyTM meal pouches are fortified with Mathile M+ Micronutrients™ and a combination of rice, soy, and dehydrated vegetables, complete with 21 vitamins and minerals, and 12 grams of protein. Each pouch creates enough meals to feed six children. The service project will provide enough Nutri-PlentyTM servings to feed 700 children every day for a month. 15 percent of the total meals packaged remain to assist Kentuckiana families.
Love the Hungry has distributed meals to 15 different countries, focusing primarily on Central America, Haiti, South Sudan and West Africa. They recently connected with Louisville-based WaterStep and CEO Mark Hogg, who won the 2013 Muhammad Ali Kentucky Humanitarian Award, to begin development of a nutrition center and clean water initiative in South Sudan.