Rise Against Hunger was founded in 1998 and has been headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, for over twenty years. With locations across the U.S. and five international offices, Rise Against Hunger has facilitated volunteer meal packaging of more than 540 million meals to be distributed to countries around the world.
Targeting remote, last-mile communities and within hunger pockets often overlooked by global media and other INGOs, our impact starts with a meal. It leads to resilience, self-sufficiency, education, empowerment and bright futures in communities worldwide.
Driving Rise Against Hunger’s work is the recognition that ending global hunger is more than just feeding people. We work by not only providing immediate nourishment for those in need today, but also by implementing sustainable solutions that will lift entire communities for years to come. We address food insecurity through our four Pathways to End Hunger:
- Our Empowering Communities pathway promotes improvements in agricultural production and rural livelihoods to help individuals increase their incomes and access to food.
- While long-term food security takes root, our Nourishing Lives pathway provides nutrition and encourages education through school feeding, vocational training and health clinics.
- From droughts to floods, in conflict zones and political crises, the Responding to Emergencies pathway deploys food and other assistance in communities when it is needed most.
- Rise Against Hunger recognizes that hunger will not end without Growing a Global Movement to build awareness and activation about this critical issue. We engage hundreds of thousands of volunteers and advocates each year in the fight to end hunger.
Member Since: 2014