The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) announced that it will donate $20,000 to the Feed My Starving Children organization to help assemble and distribute 230,000 Manna Pack-Potato meals to Haitian citizens. MannaPack-Potato is a "first food" designed specifically for malnourished children with diarrhea. It contains potato granules, soy flour, vitamins, minerals and sweet potato flavoring. The Manna Pack-Potato meals will be assembled at a Mobile Pack-Potato event in Boise, Idaho, this August by volunteers who will pack, seal, box and place the 230,000 meals onto pallets and prepare them for loading and shipping.

"The Idaho Potato Commission is extremely proud to support this volunteer-driven, humanitarian organization that provides meals to millions of hungry and malnourished people around the world," said Frank Muir, president and CEO of IPC, in a statement. "Of course in recent days, all of our attention has turned to Haiti. The commission has looked at many different ways to provide aid to the Haitian people. We feel that the Feed My Starving Children donation will allow us to do exactly what we need to do--which is to put nutritional food directly into the hands of those who need it most, especially the children."

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