THE MAIN COURSE PROJECT

THE MAIN COURSE PROJECT
The Main Course Project is a program with the purpose of supplying food insecure children with the high quality, animal-based proteins our American farmers and ranchers produce.
 
The project is a collaboration between Nutra Blend and select vendors where an inventory of shelf-stable, ready to eat meat sticks are purchased or received via donation, warehoused and then distributed to customers involved in Drive to Feed Kids.

Customers who support their local backpack programs not only raise funds for these organizations, but can now provide viable sources of high quality, animal protein for food insecure children through the donation of shelf-stable meat sticks or shelf-stable milk.

 


MAIN COURSE PROJECT ORDER FORMS

THE PROBLEM

The Main Course Project's goal is to provide viable food sources of the highest quality animal protein to local, backpack programs supported by Drive to Feed Kids. These backpack programs struggle to provide protein to children due to the lack of shelf-stable options and the expense. Through the Main Course Project, we can ensure that backpacks containing Main Course Project meat sticks and milk provide the necessary protein they need to maintain a nutritious, healthy diet.
 

WHY ANIMAL PROTEIN


Protein is a vital nutrient needed for proper growth and development however it is often times overlooked in a child’s diet.

Proteins provide amino acids, the building blocks of growth for children to produce things like enzymes and hormones, build muscle tissue, skin and bones and transport nutrients. Unlike other protein sources, animal protein is the only complete protein, providing the nine essential amino acids to healthy development. 

These nutrients first go to maintain vital body functions and then toward physical growth and development. Lastly, proteins go toward brain development. This is why adequate protein is needed to not maintain not only physical growth and development but brain development.

A child can look normal but may not be getting sufficient nutrients for normal brain development leading to learning problems, cognitive thinking issues, social and behavioral disorders. This is why the highly nutritive, high quality animal protein is so vital for young, developing children.

THE MAIN COURSE PROJECT OFFERS THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS

SHELF STABLE MILK - NOW AVAILABLE!

The Main Course Project is growing. We are excited to announce that the Main Course Project now offers shelf stable milk. Natrel 2 Percent White Milk is pure milk containing no additives! Through special packaging and processing, the milk is able to remain usable for months at a time, providing another great source of animal protein to food insecure children.  We will soon be offering this as an addition to our Main Course Project Meat Sticks. For more information, contact your Nutra Blend sales representative. 

1 Box = 18 - 8oz Cartons



 

WESTERN SMOKEHOUSE MEAT STICKS

Western's Smokehouse Hickory Smoked Meat Sticks are made from lean cuts of meat, seasoned with an award-winning blend of herbs & spices, then slow hickory smoked for natural goodness. These fully cooked, shelf-stable products are individually wrapped, have a 13-month shelf-stable life, and come in a delicious sweet barbecue flavor - the perfect snack for kids! 

1 Box = 144 Sticks

The Main Course Project is a supplement to the Drive to Feed Kids Program by providing high quality animal protein to children's diet to promote proper growth and development.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

This program is made possible by Nutra Blend's valued suppliers and their dedication to helping feed hungry children in the US. 

Alltech
Alltech

Thank you to Alltech for their sponsorship!

Arm and Hammer
Arm and Hammer

Thank you to Arm and Hammer for their sponsorship!

Central Life Sciences
Central Life Sciences

Thank you to Central Life Sciences for their sponsorship!

Diamond V
Diamond V

Thank you to Diamond V for their sponsorship!

Elanco
Elanco

Thank you to Elanco for their sponsorship!

Kemin
Kemin

Thank you to Kemin for their sponsorship!

Novus
Novus

Thank you to Novus for their Sponsorship!

Phibro
Phibro

Thank you to Phibro for their Sponsorship!

Zinpro
Zinpro

Thank you to Zinpro for their Sponsorship!

Zoetis
Zoetis

Thank you to Zoetis for their Sponsorship!