ICM's Malnourished Children Outreach (MCO) saves lives. In coordination with local government officials, ICM identifies ten severely underweight children in each community and provides them with a nutritious meal each day. At the end of four months, two-thirds of these children will have increased their weight by at least 15%, the threshold recommended by UNICEF. This MCO program has long lasting effects: five months after the completion of the feeding program, most of the children had at least maintained their weight gain.
Meals are prepared by the partnering host church community. Millions of "nutri-packs" are provided by Feed My Starving Children (FMSC), a US-based non-profit organisation. Negros Navigation provides free shipping of the food from Manila to each of ICM's bases.
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