Glenroy Inc., a manufacturer of flexible packaging, is proud to provide packaging material for HopeGel — a nutrient and calorie-dense protein gel designed to aid children suffering from severe acute malnutrition. HopeGel has been distributed to children in Haiti — where malnutrition is the number one cause of death among children under five — through the work of a nonprofit, grassroots organization called the HopeGel Project.
The HopeGel Project was initiated by co-founders Daniel Schapiro and Dr. Nathan Feldman of EB Performance, LLC in partnership with Dr. Jeffrey Miller and the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation. Working with food scientists and nutritionists, EB Performance developed an orange-flavored gel dense with proteins, fats and amino acids that can be sipped directly from a squeezable pouch or fed to children through feeding tubes. HopeGel is easily digestible, requires no refrigeration and is shelf-stable for up to one year. The use of flexible packaging allows HopeGel to be easily transportable, and the shape of the package makes it easy for children to consume the product from the pouch.