In 1974, Proudfit went to Honduras as a volunteer following a devastating hurricane that hit the country. Profoundly affected by the starvation he saw among the children of that country, he made a conscious decision to commit his life and financial resources towards the enormous problem of world hunger.
Utilizing his knowledge in manufacturing and distribution, Mr. Proudfit tapped his colleagues in the corporate world for help. He enlisted the resources of leading food scientists to develop a highly nutritious meal – rich in protein and fortified with vitamins and minerals – that, when boiled with water, provides nourishment for starving children.
His tireless relationship-building resulted in a world-wide network of organizations that can successfully distribute the food under the worst conditions. Richard Proudfit’s legacy lives on to end world hunger through the network of Kids Against Hunger today. See Richard Proudfit's Full Story Here