Nearly 11 million children under the age of 5 die in developing countries each year. Most of those deaths are caused by malnutrition and hunger-related disease…
About Rise Against Hunger
According to the Rise Against Hunger relief agency, a child dies every 6 seconds from not having enough to eat. They are helping save lives by sending 20 million meals and other aid to 79 countries worldwide. Rise Against Hunger has been fulfilling its commitment to end hunger since Ray Buchanan, a United Methodist minister, founded Stop Hunger Now in 1998.
They created its meal packaging program, in 2005 and have perfected the assembly process that combines dry foods and 21 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packets. The food stores easily, has a shelf-life of 2 years, only costs only 25 cents per packet. They work with international partners that ship and distribute the meals in-country.
Another core focus of Rise Against Hunger is responding to crises–both natural and man-made. From droughts to floods, in conflict zones and transitioning political situations, food is often the most immediate need.
Rise Against Hunger: 815 million people across the world don’t receive enough nutrition to lead an active, healthy life. | Image courtesy: riseagainsthunger.org
Rise Against Hunger’s meal packaging program provides volunteers the opportunity to package dehydrated, high protein, and highly nutritious meals that are used in crisis situations and in school feeding programs for schools and orphanages in developing countries around the world. I
Stop Hunger Now, a global nonprofit organization based in Raleigh dedicated to ending hunger, today announced its new name and brand: Rise Against Hunger. The new name speaks to how the organization’s approach to ending hunger is evolving.
In its efforts to respond to emergency needs around the world Stop Hunger Now receives and distributes significant donations of in-kind aid. These donations are large quantities of food, medicines, medical supplies and other such items as may be of use in fighting hunger and providing relief in a crisis.