FITZGERALD, Ga. (AP) -- A south Georgia nonprofit has been recognized for addressing global hunger and malnutrition.
Fitzgerald-based MANA Nutrition has been honored with a Smart Power Innovation recognition from the Washington, D.C.-based Global Leadership Coalition.
Officials say the organization produces a fortified paste made of peanut butter, milk and vitamins that can help save children from starvation. Officials say the group can produce up to 25,000 packets per hour -- which is enough to feed 1,500 starving children per day.
MANA Nutrition CEO Mark Moore said in a statement he's seen the effects of malnutrition from spending nine years in Uganda and the organization owes some of its success to a partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development.
MANA's nutrition packets are distributed in several countries including Sudan, Rwanda and North Korea.