Food for a cause.

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We’ve interrupted our usual recipe posting for a public service announcement …

You’ve heard about Toms Shoes, which donates a pair to a child in need for every pair purchased. Perhaps you know about Little Man Ice Cream in Denver, which gives a scoop of rice to hungry people in Africa for every scoop of ice cream it sells.

A friend of mine, Luke Mysse, pointed me to another one-for-one project, and I had to share it. Here’s the deal:

The problem: Globally, a child dies every six seconds from acute malnutrition, the culmination of a cycle of hunger and desperation.

The solution (or one of them): RUTF (ready-to-use therapeutic food), which is a combination of high-protein peanut butter and essential nutrients. A six-week course of RUTF, three times a day, can reverse the hunger cycle in a starving child. RUTF is produced by MANA Nutrition, a…

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