About the Food

Kids Against Hunger Canada’s meals have been formulated by food scientists to provide a rich source of easily digestible protein, carbohydrates, and vitamins needed by a malnourished child’s body and mind. The food also accommodates to the broad diversity of ethnic tastes and cultural differences around the world.

Kids Against Hunger Canada’s meals offer all nine of the essential amino acids required for complete nutrition – something that can’t be said about other typical food relief sources such as rice or beans alone.

The beauty of the food formulation is its simplicity. It is made from four readily available, dry ingredients that are easy to package, keep for long periods, and require only boiling water to prepare. Despite the simplicity of the food’s content, it is a nutritionally complex and well balanced meal.

High-Quality White, Long-Grain Rice
  • Widely recognized as a food staple in most countries of the world
  • Fills the stomach
  • Has a long shelf life
Vitamin-Fortified, Crushed Soy
Food Soy
  • Very high protein content (52%)
  • 1 lb. of soy is the equivalent of 3 lbs. of red meat
  • Fortification provides nine additional, essential vitamins
Dehydrated Blend of Six Vegetables
KAHC Veggies, Vitamin & Mineral Powder
  • Includes 21 essential vitamins and minerals
  • Adds flavor

The vitamin formula is a proprietary formula and is the “secret sauce” that goes into our food. It includes 21 vitamins and minerals, and each bag of our food contains six servings of the dehydrated food which when boiled will feed six children. According to the food scientists developing the food, it supplies the optimum amount of nutrition for a malnourished child. It provides not just a meal, but better health to starving children. Additionally, our bags are specifically made from moisture-proof and odor-proof material to prevent spoilage and insect or rodent problems. The food bags are also three-ply for strength. Kids Against Hunger Canada’s life-saving meals have a shelf life of at least three years.