Rise Against Hunger: A New Catalyst of Global Change

Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) is an international hunger relief organization based in Raleigh, North Carolina. It aims to implement immediate and long-term solutions to worldwide hunger by engaging volunteers to package more than 310 million nutrient rich meals for distribution to 74 countries around the globe.

Kuala Lumpur’s Sunway Group and its staff during a meal packing event which they ended the activity with 240,000 dehydrated packaged meals (Source: http://where2magazine.com/rise-against-hunger/)

The nutrient-rich packaged meals contain rice, soy, vegetables and 23 essential vitamins and minerals. These meals are used to support development programs such as feeding, vocational training, and early childhood development programs, orphanages, medical clinics and emergency relief.

Rise Against Hunger nutrient-rich packaged meals (Source: https://twitter.com/shrpfocus)

The international hunger relief organization was founded in 1988 as Stop Hunger Now. They started with a mission to end hunger by providing food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources. Their global headquarters is based in Raleigh, North Carolina with 20 U.S. locations and five in-country offices in India, South Africa, Malaysia, Italy and the Philippines.

Philippines’ bet to 65th Miss Universe pageant, Maxine Medina, and her fellow candidates helped pack meals and lifesaving aids for “I Rise Against Hunger” charity event held in Conrad Manila last January. (Source: http://missosology.org)

Since 1988, meals and aid were distributed to more than 74 countries and more than 310 million meals packaged and distributed with more than a thousand school, early childhood and youth programs supported. All these numbers simply showed that the organization brought about a good change in people which helped alleviate the major concern on global hunger.

In 2016, Rise Against Hunger had grown in huge number with 376,000 volunteers in the U.S. and in other parts of the world. With such empowerment and drive to help, they were able to feed more than a million people worldwide and 72% of which are children.

As the organization expands globally, Rise Against Hunger has come up with new pathways to end hunger by redefining how to fight the problem, implementing additional sustainable strategies together with its meal packaging and distribution program.

Rod Brooks, President and CEO of Stop Hunger Now, helping volunteers during a meal packing event. (Source: https://media.bizj.us)

With the organization’s tenacity to make a difference in the world and with the growing number of volunteers willing to be catalysts of change, their goal to eradicate global hunger by 2030 will soon be achieved. You can also take part in this challenge by getting yourself involved in this positive movement to eliminate global hunger by visiting their website: http://www.riseagainsthunger.org.

In time, no one will go to bed hungry every single night because we take into action what we believe in achieving — ending world hunger by 2030.

 

 

 

 

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