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Rise Against Hunger

Mobilizing Communities to End Hunger Globally

Rise Against Hunger, formerly known as Stop Hunger Now, stands as a beacon of hope in the fight against global hunger. Founded in 1998 by Ray Buchanan, a United Methodist Minister, and John Hewitt, a tax expert and entrepreneur, this international hunger relief non-profit organization has dedicated itself to the packaging and distribution of food and aid to individuals in developing nations.

How to Get Involved -

Join us and multiple churches from our Presbytery for a Meal Packing Event on March 9th at North Lake Presbyterian Church, located at 975 Rolling Acres Rd, Lady Lake, FL 32159. Two shifts are available: 9-11 AM and 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

We're seeking 20 volunteers from our congregation to join hundreds of others in this effort. No specific skills are required—just a willingness to collaborate. There will be tasks suitable for everyone, whether moving, standing, or sitting. To RSVP, please call the church office at 352-357-2833. Let's come together to make a difference and rise against hunger!

Know more about "Rise Against Hunger"

The core mission of Rise Against Hunger is encapsulated in their vision of a world without hunger. To achieve this ambitious goal, the organization mobilizes an astounding 400,000 volunteers annually, bringing communities together to package meals for those in need worldwide. Since its inception, Rise Against Hunger has been relentless in its pursuit of ending global hunger by engaging local volunteers and fostering a global commitment to addressing this pressing issue.

Central to their efforts is the meal packaging program initiated in 2005. This program is not just about providing sustenance but also about delivering life-changing aid. Each meal, typically costing a mere 34 cents, is meticulously crafted to include a blend of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables, and a micronutrient flavoring mix developed in partnership with the Kraft Heinz Company Foundation. This mix is fortified with 20 essential vitamins and minerals, ensuring not only nourishment but also the promotion of overall health and well-being. Furthermore, with a shelf-life of two years, these meals offer sustained support to communities in need.

A distinguishing aspect of Rise Against Hunger's approach is its focus on sustainable development. Over 70% of the meals packaged are allocated to support various development programs, including school lunch initiatives, vocational training, early childhood development, orphanages, and medical clinics. By collaborating with these programs, Rise Against Hunger not only addresses immediate hunger but also tackles the root causes of poverty through education, skills development, and healthcare.

The impact of Rise Against Hunger extends beyond the meals they provide. It is a testament to the power of collective action and the capacity of communities to effect positive change. Now, as they continue their mission to end hunger in our lifetime, Rise Against Hunger invites individuals and communities to join them in this noble endeavor.

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