About Edesia


cropped-edesialogoheader.gifThrough innovative manufacturing, Edesia — based in Providence, Rhode Island — aims to reduce the alarmingly high rates of childhood malnutrition in developing countries worldwide.

Founded as a non-profit in 2009, Edesia produces over 8,500 metric tons of peanut-based, ready-to-use therapeutic and supplementary foods each year for large humanitarian organizations such as UNICEF, the World Food Programme (WFP), and the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

With a current staff of 73 employees — hailing from 23 countries of origin — Edesia’s efforts have helped treat and prevent malnutrition for nearly 3 million children in over 46 countries.

In 2015, Edesia won the Providence Business News Manufacturing Award for “Workplace Development and Productivity.”

Children in crisis need your help

Dear Edesia Friend,

As you have seen, the headlines of refugees fleeing from their home countries in search of safety and sanctuary are haunting and heartbreaking. Edesia is doing our part to ensure that children don’t fall into the depths of malnourishment as they endure the hardships of war and conflict. Thanks to the support of caring people like you, we are steadfastly and efficiently shipping our lifesaving products to Syria and other countries constantly. But we can do more with your support. You can literally save lives. Your gift allows us to extend our reach to those who need it most worldwide. Thank you for your generous and urgent response!


Navyn Salem