BECOME A PART OF RISE AGAINST HUNGER
"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me." - Matthew 25:35
Rise Against Hunger is driven by the vision of a world without hunger. Rise Against Hunger's mission is to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable and creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.
Rise Against Hunger's approach to ending hunger centers on mobilizing a global network of hunger champions. Rise Against Hunger meal packaging volunteers produce millions of nutritious meals annually that are then distributed to partners in countries around the world. Those partners are best able to address the causes and effects of hunger based on their local presence and expertise. Meals are distributed by those partners are used as a tool to change lives by promoting education, improving students’ health and nutrition, addressing gender inequalities, stimulating economic growth and fighting child labor.
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. When everyday access to food, wages, and market systems are destroyed in the wake of emergencies, Rise Against Hunger works through a network of in-country partners to address these needs. Rise Against Hunger strives to ensure aid is efficiently and effectively deployed to and received by communities when it is needed most.
Rise Against Hunger's third approach to eradicating hunger centers around grassroots community empowerment. Rise Against Hunger bolsters agricultural production and incomes through programs promoting improved agricultural methods, business skills, and market access. With training and access to quality seeds and fertilizers, farmers can increase production and harvest a variety of nutritious crops. By supporting the establishment of fish and livestock production, Rise Against Hunger also provides pathways to diversifying diets and improving nutritional outcomes.
Saint Mark's partners with Rise Against Hunger by participating in meal packing events. Saint Mark's hosts at least one meal packing event each year. A group of 40-50 volunteers come together in our Family Life Center on a Saturday morning and pack 10,000 meals in approximately two hours. Join us in the Ministry to feed to world.