Rafferty’s Garden, Australia’s favourite baby food company, has teamed up with UNICEF to help save the lives of children less fortunate.
As a UNICEF Champion for Children, Rafferty’s Garden will donate one sachet of special nutritional therapeutic food, called Plumpy’nut, to help a malnourished child under UNICEF’s care, for every two pouches sold through Rafferty’s Garden’s new online store.
Plumpy’nut is an edible paste made of peanuts, packed with calories and vitamins, that is specially formulated to renourish starving children. It has been credited with significantly lowering mortality rates during famines in Africa. Children on a Plumpy’nut regimen add pounds rapidly, often going from a near-death state to relative health in a month.
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive from early childhood through to adolescence. The organisation is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments, which demonstrates the importance of partners like Rafferty’s Garden.
UNICEF CEO Norman Gillespie explains, “This partnership will provide food for thousands of children in need. Right now across drought-affected areas in East Africa and across the Sahel, we are working with our partners to treat malnutrition through therapeutic feeding programs. The support from Rafferty’s Garden contributes significantly to these vital projects.”
To buy Rafferty’s Garden online and support UNICEF’s Champion for Children program, visit www.raffertysgarden.com.