July 19, 2010 marked a milestone in 4Life’s humanitarian efforts. 4Life President Steve Tew, Foundation 4Life® Director Tracie Kay, and Vice President, International Rich Decker were on-site in San Pedro Sula, Honduras to make the inaugural donation of 4Life Fortify® nutritional meal packs to some very deserving children. Steve, Tracie, and Rich served this incredible product to children at a feeding center in the community of Tegucigalpita that serves approximately 150 children a day, Monday through Friday. At the feeding center, mothers from the community prepare food for the children who come before or after school. Most days, it’s the only meal the children eat. Many of the children bring bowls so they can carry home food for younger siblings who aren’t in school.
4Life Fortify is a staple in these children’s diet through a partnership with Feed The Children, a U.S. based non-profit entity that distributes food and other essentials to people in need around the world. Feed The Children ensures that every child who visits the feeding center receives 4Life Fortify, a handmade tortilla, and greens—a well-balanced and nutritious meal. This program also helps relieve the heartache of parents who can’t afford to feed their children. These meals allow parents to devote their minimal resources to send their children to school, because the burden of providing food has been lessened.
“I know that the rice and bean mixture in 4Life Fortify has the vitamins and iron our children need. The pure rice we usually get doesn’t include these ingredients. This product is a great blessing.”Mother of child in Honduras who receives 4Life Fortify
“I’m very grateful for an opportunity like this. 4Life Fortify is good because it’s given to children who usually don’t get breakfast before they go to school.”Mother of child in Honduras who receives 4Life Fortify