EDESIA

Eradicating hunger and malnutrition on earth.

aka Edesia   |   North Kingstown, RI   |  www.edesianutrition.org

Mission

Edesia is a social enterprise non-profit founded by Navyn Salem in 2009 that focuses on the production of nutrient-dense ready-to-use therapeutic and supplementary foods. With a mission to help treat and prevent malnutrition in the world's most vulnerable populations, Edesia has reached over 16 million children in over 60 countries working in partnership with UNICEF, the World Food Programme, and USAID/USDA.

Ruling year info

2009

Founder and CEO

Ms. Navyn Salem

Main address

550 Romano Vineyard Way

North Kingstown, RI 02852 USA

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Formerly known as

Industrial Revelation

EIN

26-0359866

NTEE code info

Other Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition N.E.C. (K99)

Other Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness, and Relief N.E.C. (M99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Edesia is nonprofit food aid manufacturer located in Rhode Island working to address the global crisis of malnutrition, which affects about 220 million children worldwide. When children are nourished, communities become more resilient.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Production of Ready-to-Use Foods

Edesia's state-of-the-art factory, located in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, produces high-quality, peanut-based ready-to-use therapeutic and supplementary foods for humanitarian organizations working to end hunger, malnutrition, and poverty worldwide.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of malnourished children reached annually (in millions)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Production of Ready-to-Use Foods

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Edesia's overarching goal is to help end child hunger and malnutrition through increasing the production of life-saving, nutrient-dense ready-to-use therapeutic and supplementary foods.

Edesia's strategy is to reach the most malnourished children possible by running the most efficient ready-to-use food factory in the United States. Edesia places a strong emphasis on internal staff training and development, including production workers, that creates a highly capable, nimble, and adaptable workforce. Edesia achieved even greater economies of scale in 2016 when its operations moved to a new 83,000 square foot facility.

There are two factories in the world capable of manufacturing a full range of peanut-based, ready-to-use therapeutic and supplementary foods to treat and prevent malnutrition in children and pregnant and lactating women, and Edesia is one of them (the other one being Nutriset in France). Edesia is known for its ingenuity in optimizing production processes and its ability to develop and create new products for different populations, such as for underprivileged schoolchildren in the United States and adults living with HIV among others.

Edesia's best indicator of success as a nonprofit and social enterprise is the number of children reached through its efforts. Since production began in March 2010, Edesia has made enough ready-to-use foods to help treat and prevent malnutrition for over 16 million malnourished children across 60 countries.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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EDESIA

Board of directors
as of 08/11/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Navyn Salem

Founder of Edesia

Paul Salem

Providence Equity

Annie Abbruzzese

Wonder Boston

David Duffel

Providence Equity

Bernie Beaudreau

CT Food Bank

Steven Lutterbeck

International Development Consultant

Elizabeth Brown

Partners Healthcare

Mary Gene Clavin

Advancement Advisors

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/19/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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