The Edesia Factory Experience: Opening Eyes, Saving Lives

Overview
The Impact Tour
Take a Walk on the Factory Side
Corporate Giving – And Getting
This Shipment Contains Love – And Life
Hometown Help – in Partnership with Community Food Banks
In the Test Kitchen
Hear It From Us – Guest Speaker Opportunities
Overview

Welcome to Edesia's factory, where every day our team of 64 makes miracles happen for thousands of malnourished children all around the globe - through the production of lifesaving ready-to-use foods.

Since opening our doors in 2010, we have proudly welcomed the public to come see how we do what we do. It helps open more eyes to the malnutrition crisis that is affecting more than 200 million children worldwide. Awareness is the key to saving more lives. 

If you, your group, or your company would like to get more involved with Edesia and support our mission in the biggest way possible, please browse our new menu of opportunities and contact us through the online form. 

We look forward to connecting with you and laying the foundation of a better world by ending childhood malnutrition. 

The Impact Tour

One-hour experience exploring the mission of Edesia, how Plumpy’Nut is made and distributed, and the impact it has worldwide. (Did you know that since production began in 2010, our lifesaving foods have reached over 6 million children in over 50 countries?) Every week, standing tours take place on Mondays at 9 am and Wednesdays at 4 pm. Please contact us to make your reservation. 

Suggested donation:

  • $20 per person ($10 for students)
Take a Walk on the Factory Side

Experience our production facility first hand. In this two-hour experience, we’ll start you off with The Impact Tour and then get right into letting YOU make the impact. Go through GMP (General Manufacturing Practice) training, get suited up, and step onto the factory floor. Follow the process of making Plumpy’Nut from start to finish and even lend a hand in packing our boxes to ship to those who need it most. (Did you know we can make 750,000 packets of Plumpy’Nut per day?) For individuals and small groups.

Suggested donation:

  • $150 per person, four person minimum 
Corporate Giving – And Getting

We build teams and trust when we make an impact together. Edesia’s corporate opportunities enable just that. Your team will get to experience first-hand the impact of your company’s donation and contribute to it as they step into the factory, train in GMP (General Manufacturing Practice), suit up, and prepare Plumpy’Nut shipments for international famine relief. An Appreciation Reception with members of Edesia’s team, refreshments, and photo opportunities make this a memorable and shareable experience for all.

Suggested Donation:

  • $10,000, up to 20 people for the day
This Shipment Contains Love – And Life

One full shipping container of Plumpy’Nut saves 1,200 lives. The “Fill a Shipping Container” Corporate opportunity brings your team together to experience the Edesia facility and package our Plumpy’Nut boxes for shipment. We’ll sticker your lovingly-made boxes with your company logo and provide regular updates on the delivery and impact of your container. We’ll also welcome your team to an Appreciation Reception with members of Edesia’s team, host refreshments and photo opportunities, and distribute a press release and communications to share your generosity with others. 

Suggested donation:

  • $75,000 
Hometown Help – in Partnership with Community Food Banks

Hunger and malnutrition is worldwide and in our own communities. This experience lets you roll up your sleeves in our Innovation Center to give a little hometown help to local children in need. We’ll package up 8,000 packets of Edesia’s newest nut butter product, specially designed to provide children ages 6-36 months with the essential nutrition they need to grow up healthy. Packages will then be delivered to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank or a food bank of your choice to optimize their local impact.

Suggested Donation: $10,000 

In the Test Kitchen

Bring your inner foodie and your taste buds for some fun in the test kitchen! This 90-minute experience includes The Impact Tour and the opportunity to taste test our products and learn about their development with our certified food technologist. Bring your inner foodie and your taste buds for some fun in the test kitchen! This 90-minute experience includes The Impact Tour and the opportunity to taste test our products and learn about their development with our certified food technologist. 

Suggested Donation:

  • $75 per person, four person minimum 
Hear It From Us – Guest Speaker Opportunities
Maria Kasparian

Maria Kasparian, Edesia's Executive Director

We have a passion for what we do and love sharing our story. From leadership to logistics, going non-profit and non-stop, and navigating a growing business, we have learned so much along the way. Let Edesia’s leaders inspire, engage, and challenge your team. (Executive, employee, classroom, sports or other audiences welcome!) We have a passion for what we do and love sharing our story. From leadership to logistics, going non-profit and non-stop, and navigating a growing business, we have learned so much along the way. Let Edesia’s leaders inspire, engage, and challenge your team. (Executive, employee, classroom, sports or other audiences welcome!) 

Starting Keynote Rates:

  • $1,000 – Maria Kasparian, Executive Director, Edesia
  • $2,500 – Navyn Salem, Founder and CEO, Edesia
  • Inquire for other guest speaking opportunities

*Rates start within the Providence Metro Area. Contact us to share your topic of interest, for more information, and availability.

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