Rise Against Hunger 2017 Meal Destination

On September 17, 2017, Haymarket Church packaged 10,000 meals in partnership with Rise Against Hunger. This is the text of the email we received from Rise Against Hunger thanking us for our participation and telling us where those meals were sent. We are proud and thankful that we get to be part of the fight to put an end to hunger!

Dear Haymarket Church,

Thanks for joining us in the fight against hunger. We are happy to share details at the end of this email about the destination of your meal shipment.

The meals you packaged will make a big impact in the lives of people around the globe. My, age 6, lives in a community where unpredictable droughts and flooding create instability for many farming families. Her family struggles to afford food, typically eating just two small meals each day. Although life is difficult for them, My is a very cheerful, lively child.

Since receiving Rise Against Hunger meals at school, My’s physical health and academic performance have improved greatly. She hopes to become a doctor so she can help those in need.

My is only one of the tens of thousands of children in countries all over the world who receive Rise Against Hunger meals at school. Since 2005, volunteers like you have helped package more than 310 million meals for distribution to 74 countries.

To provide support for children like My around the globe, please consider making a gift at www.riseagainsthunger.org/donate.
We are delighted to announce that the meals from your meal packaging event on 9/17/2017 have been shipped in a container totaling 285,120 meals from our National Capital warehouse. If this is the second email you have received, your meals have gone to impact multiple partners.
The meals will be received by our in-country partner Convoy of Hope in El Salvador.

Providing nutrient rich meals such as those provided by Rise Against Hunger in food insecure communities is Convoy of Hope’s (COH) initial step in its strategy to address hunger and undernutrition. COH holistic approach includes interventions that are nutrition-specific, addressing immediate needs, nutrition-sensitive, supporting long-term food security initiatives such as agricultural training and access to clean water, and that build an enabling environment for sustainable development such as micro-enterprise initiatives. Rise Against Hunger meals will serve 20,000 beneficiaries in El Salvador in 100 different feeding centers such as public and private schools in areas where food insecurity is greatest as determined by annual needs assessments.
Visit www.riseagainsthunger.org for more information on how you can support Rise Against Hunger and continue your involvement in the fight against hunger. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/riseagainsthunger for updates, videos and photos from the field. Thank you for volunteering with Rise Against Hunger. We appreciate your dedication and commitment to the vision of a world without hunger.

Alex Hart
Program Manager
Rise Against Hunger National Capital