Liquid I.V. Donates Oral Rehydration Solutions to FFP
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (July 16, 2020) Food For The Poor has added to its arsenal in the fight against malnutrition in Guatemala, thanks to a donation of 1,300 cases of oral rehydration solutions from the California-based company Liquid I.V.
"Thanks to our donors, children who receive healthcare and healthy meals from our in-country partners have benefited from this donation," said Angel Aloma, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Food For The Poor. "We are thankful to Liquid I.V. for their donation, as it adds an important element of care to recovery from malnutrition."
Guatemala has the sixth highest level of chronic malnutrition in the world, and the highest in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the United States Agency for International Development.
Founded in 2012, Liquid I.V. follows the World Health Organization's guidelines, and that its flavored non-GMO electrolyte drink mix uses a specific ratio of sodium, glucose, and potassium to deliver water and other key nutrients directly to the bloodstream.
As part of the company's 1-for-1 Giveback Mission to Change the World, Liquid I.V. has donated more than 5 million servings worldwide, including the 390,000 servings of Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier Lemon Lime drink mix to Food For The Poor.
"They are helping so many people in Guatemala, especially those suffering from COVID-19," Liquid I.V. Mission Vice President Sean Lavin said. "There's a lot of malnutrition among the kids and a lot of immunity issues. To have hydration products like ours, which deliver nutrients and minerals as a healthy intake, will help tremendously. And we're honored to be a part of that team."
To see Liquid I.V. prepare its shipment to Guatemala, visit: www.FoodForThePoor.org/liquidivgivesback.
Food For The Poor works with in-country partners Caritas Arquidiocesana and the Order of Malta Guatemala. Liquid I.V. donations are packed at its El Segundo, Calif., warehouse. The first tractor-trailer, loaded in May, was shipped to Guatemala where it recently arrived.
This first shipment of 650 cases containing 195,000 servings of the oral rehydration solutions has been divided between the following Order of Malta Guatemala recipients: National Hospital Ernestina García Widow of Recinos Jutiapa, Pedro de Bethancourt National Hospital Antigua Guatemala, Association of Apostolic Sisters Christ Crucified, Home Foundation Our Lady of Mercy, and Community Association Women in Action of Mary (MAM).
The second shipment of 650 cases is expected to arrive in mid-August and will be shared with the following Caritas Guatemala recipients: Maternal/Pediatric Groups supported within the Archdiocese, Sor Lucia Roger Nutritional Recovery Center, La Colonia Infantil Nutritional Recovery Center and other supported social services programs within their network.
Food For The Poor, one of the largest international relief and development organizations in the nation, does much more than feed millions of hungry families in need in primarily 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicine, educational materials, homes, support for orphaned and abandoned children, care for the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance. For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.
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