We provided food to the Thusanang creche in Groot Marico as we do every year. Enough food to last them a full year!
The food is a dehydrated starch (basically rice) called MannaPack that we imported from America in a shipping container. The food is a total of roughly 3 tons and landed in South Africa on the 28th of April. We then transported the food to Groot Marico to hand it over to the Thusanang Creche.
From its beginnings, Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) has worked to develop a food mixture that would be easy and safe to transport, simple to make with only boiling water, and culturally acceptable worldwide.
With the input of scientists from major food companies in the Twin Cities area—including Cargill and General Mills—FMSC developed MannaPackRice, a formula consisting of:
1. Rice, the most widely accepted grain around the world.
2. Extruded soy nuggets, providing maximum protein at lowest cost.
3. Vitamins, minerals and a vegetarian flavoring to give growing children the critical nutritional elements they need.
4. Dehydrated vegetables for flavor and nutrition.
Both the teachers and children were very happy and grateful for the gift we have given them. We changed their lives and it makes living easier when these children are fed everyday at the school. Many of these children eat their one and only meal at the school each day.
We are hosting our annual Groot Marico MTB Race in August to raise further funds for this Thusanang Creche.
If you want to support the Rustenburg Rotary Club with this project, please make a donation to us towards this project.