(EL DORADO, Kan.) — An El Dorado non-profit promises to be "more committed than ever to a lean operation", days after firing the director and his entire 11 member staff.
Numana co-founder Rick McNary was let go by the board of directors last Friday.
The non-profit organizes large-scale food packing events using volunteers and then ships the meals to impoverished countries.
Board member Mike Kriwiel would not give specifics about the reasons for the restructuring. "We're refocusing on the mission," he said. The mission being to feed the starving and empower others to do the same.
Numana has been packing meals since 2009. McNary said it was a starving little girl in Central America who inspired him to start the project.
But now the mission will go on without him.
Kriwiel said Numana got off to a great start with phenomenal growth, led mostly by Salvation Army funding in 2010, following the earthquake that devastated Haiti.