Food Facts

  • 795 million people in the world are undernourished.
  • One in nine people don’t get enough food to be healthy and lead an active life.
  • Good nutrition is important to a child’s future physical and mental health, academic achievement, and economic productivity.
  • Food insecurity and hunger threaten people here and around the world.
  • In the U.S., more than 1 in 6 children don’t know where their next meal is coming from and often go to bed hungry.
  • In developing countries, nearly 40,000 children die every day from malnutrition, starvation, and hunger-related diseases.

The good news is that hunger is entirely solvable. There is enough food in the world to feed everyone and no scientific breakthroughs are needed….and you can help!

Outreach Program

The Outreach Program of Brainerd Lakes’s food packages reverse the starvation process, help restore health, and improve a child’s mental and physical alertness. Each package provides six nutritionally complete servings to feed the starving children around the world and the hungry here at home, all for the low cost of 30 cents per serving. 

In association with internationally recognized nutritionists, we developed a food formula comprised of rice, fortified soy protein, vegetables, and essential vitamins & minerals. A macaroni and cheese dish, rice and bean, and a pasta with Italian tomato basil sauce have been developed, as well, for distribution to local food banks and pantries for the food insecure in the United States.

  • Global Acceptance: Rice, a globally recognized staple, is used as the base in many meals.
  • Protein Rich: Each package contains 66 grams (six 11 gram servings) of protein.
  • Vegetables: Many meal packages contain dehydrated vegetables.
  • Vitamin and mineral fortified: Each serving contains 21 essential vitamins & minerals for a growing body.
  • Multiple servings per package: One package provides six one-cup servings.
  • Simple to Prepare: Boil package contents in water for twenty minutes.
  • Long life: Each sealed package has a shelf life of two years.

How We Help

The Outreach Program offers a unique way to fight hunger. Our core capability is facilitating food packaging events across the nation where hundreds to thousands of volunteers come to serve in an assembly line fashion packaging simple, nutritious meals.

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Our Mission

The Outreach Program of Brainerd Lakes packages highly nutritious, life-saving meals for starving children and malnourished children and their families in developing countries and the United States. The goal of the organization is for its meals to provide a stable nutritional base from which recipient families can move their families from starvation to self-sufficiency.

Contact Us

24489 Hazelwood Drive
Nisswa, MN 56468

(218) 961-0055