Chew on This
In 2013, Nutra Blend created the Chew on This tour. We turned a tractor-trailer into a mobile theater and took it around the country, showing videos to educate consumers about the realities of modern agriculture and to bring awareness that hunger is one of the biggest killers in the world today. Hundreds of thousands visited our mobile theater, each leaving with more knowledge on modern agriculture and its amazing practices to feed a hungry world.
Drive to Feed Kids
In 2014, Nutra Blend launched Drive to Feed Kids, a program where Nutra Blend joined with customers and suppliers to help provide meals to food insecure children in their local communities. Millions of meals have been provided to food insecure kids across the U.S.
The Main Course Project
In 2016, Drive to Feed Kids introduced a spin-off program called the Main Course Project. Now its participants can not only provide funds for backpack programs, they can also provide food. More importantly, they can provide animal-based protein sources to help support healthy growth and development in food insecure children.
Drive: No Boundaries
Also in 2016, Nutra Blend decided to take Drive to Feed one step further. During an annual Nutra Blend customer event, the Drive: No Boundaries mission was introduced as a fundraising effort to help hungry children across the world, starting with Haiti.
In the first year of the animal agriculture industry, Drive: No Boundaries helped to raise more than $1.4 million for a nonprofit organization, Meds & Food for Kids (MFK), in Haiti. Meds & Food for Kids developed a life-saving nutritional supplement called Medika Mamba. This donation resulted in over 21,000 children’s lives being saved from malnutrition. But Nutra Blend didn’t stop there.a
In 2017, an online auction was introduced and raised over $1 million. These funds went to MFK to double their manufacturing capabilities and expanded their reach to helping children in 12 other third-world countries.b
Chew on This Video Series
In 2017, Chew on This evolved from a mobile theater to a video campaign series showing quick and entertaining videos that tackle big topics about how our food is produced.
Drive to Feed has grown exponentially through the support and collaboration of agriculture companies and the communities they serve. Through these missions, modern agriculture is reaching society to show where our food comes from. Through these missions, hungry children across the world and right here in the U.S. are receiving the food they desperately need. Together, these three missions have turned into a unified movement with a bright future ahead.
a. Nutra Blend, LLC. Drive: No Boundaries Auction Raises Enough Funds to Give Meds & Food for Kids the Ability to Save 21,000 Lives. “Nutra Blend News.” 1 June 2016.
b. Nutra Blend, LLC. Meds and Food for Kids is Getting a Mixer. “Nutra Blend News.” 1 July 2017.