Our Meals

Meal ingredients arrive in bulk packages and are delivered to the KAH of Hastings packing site.
Meal ingredients arrive in bulk packages and are delivered to the HHAH of Hastings packing site.

Hearts & Hands Against Hunger meals are 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 religious differences around the world.

Meals offer all nine of the essential amino acids required for complete nutrition and is made from four readily available, dry ingredients that are easy to package, keep for long periods and require only boiling with water to prepare.


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
Ingredients are measured and poured to bags to be sealed.

Vitamin-fortified, crushed 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

  • Adds nutritional value, flavor and color

Vitamin & mineral powder

  • Includes 21 essential vitamins and minerals
  • Adds flavor

Each completed and sealed bag contains six servings of the dehydrated food that when boiled, will feed six. 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, HHAH bags are specifically made from moisture-proof and odor-proof material to prevent spoilage and insect or rodent problems.

Want to help? Contact us and schedule a packing event today!

A few of the many Hastings College students who helped pack 105,840 meals in a single day.