Aid Still Required Nutritional Partner OneEgg Receives Major Tyson Foods Grant

Aid Still Required Nutritional Partner OneEgg Receives Major Tyson Foods Grant

Great news from OneEgg CEO Chris Ordway!  The ASR partner has received  $341,490 from Arkansas poultry giant Tyson Foods and its subsidiary Cobb-Vantress to establish an egg-producing farm west of Haitian capital Port-au-Prince.  In addition to supplying much needed nutrition for local children, the farm will create jobs in the community and become self-sustaining over time.

OneEgg began its work in Rwanda and has expanded to 8 countries, its mission to provide animal protein to undernourished children.  53% of all deaths of children under 5 are due to malnutrition. One egg provides 13 different essential vitamins and minerals needed for proper development.

For the past year, OneEgg has been supplying an egg a day for 135 students at the Aid Still Required Academy/Ecole Cuperlier in south-central Haiti.  Eggs are delivered on a bi-weekly basis.  Community volunteers arrive at 6 AM each morning to prepare eggs for the children’s arrival.

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ASR and One Egg are also seeking a poultry farm in the northern Haitian city of Cap Haitien, home to 175 children at ASR’s OADENN Children’s Enrichment Center.  Our friends, Los Angeles-based Hummingbirds Foundation have supplied the Center with a beautiful stove, cooking equipment, and serving supplies in anticipation of the launch!

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