Introducing Plumpy’Nut:

The emergency food with the weird name that’s helping save the lives of thousands of children around the world.

Meet Rashid

Rashid is two and a half years old.

When he reached the Medair clinic in Renk, he weighed just 5.4kg, less than what an average six-month-old baby weighs.

His spine was visible through his shirt, his feet looked immense under his stick-thin legs, and his body shivered with fever. Severe diarrhoea was dehydrating his body.

Rashid was very close to dying.

He was given antibiotics and nutrition treatment and just five days on he had put on weight and was smiling once again.

This is a clinic that depends on MAF and MAF supporters to help supply with food and medicine.

Rashid 5 days after arriving at the clinic

You can help make a difference in the lives of children like Rashid.

Make your special Food for Life gift today!

So what’s Inside those packets anyway?

The life-saving peanut butter paste supplements used to fight severe malnutrition pack a powerful nutritional punch.

Here’s a look at just a few of the nutritional equivalents found in a single packet of Plumpy’Nut.

Watch the video

Learn how MAF is delivering Plumpy’Nut to help combat the effects of famine in South Sudan

S Sudan famine clip

We’re all about saving time, especially when lives are at stake.

That’s why we’re excited when we can deliver a product that can help do the same.

Especially designed for the nutritional rehabilitation of moderately and severely malnourished children, Plumpy’Nut® and Plumpy’Sup® nutrition packs are the perfect solution when time is running out. They require no preparation, added water, or cooking, and can be consumed directly from the sachet, making them edible immediately after transportation.

Your gift can help deliver 100 pounds of these nutrition packs to an emergency feeding centre in South Sudan; enough to provide 3 children suffering from severe malnutrition with the short-term nourishment needed to save them from starvation.

Donate Now!

Your gift can help us save lives. Make your tax-deductible emergency food gift now.

Curious to know what Plumpy’Nut tastes like? Find out for yourself.

When you make your donation online, remember to check the box to receive your free Plumpy’Nut sample.

Then, take a picture or shoot a video of you and your family trying Plumpy’Nut and upload it to our website using this form, or share your experience on your own social media platforms using the hashtag #MAFPlumpyNutChallenge.

With your permission, we may use the best responses in a future promotional campaign.

Received your Plumpy’Nut package and tried it? Use this form to upload a picture or video clip to share your reaction with us.

PlumpyNut Challenge Response
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Want to make an even bigger impact? Invite others to participate with their own donation OR create a fundraising page of your own to raise money to deliver more of these emergency food rations to where they are needed.

Creating your own fundraising page is fast, easy, and fun, and you can be up and running in less than 10 minutes.

Click here to learn about our new peer-to-peer platform and customization downloadables.

Then click here to begin your own fundraising campaign.