We’re on the road to end hunger by 2030, aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Goal #2 of Zero Hunger. From the implementation of sustainable community development projects to our meal packaging program that harnesses the passion of local volunteers, we strive to make a global impact on hunger by building resilience, self-sufficiency and empowerment among the communities we work in and with. Here are three ways we’re accomplishing this goal!
While long-term food security projects take root, vulnerable communities still need to meet their basic needs today. We support safety net programs that provide nourishment as well as education, skills training or health services that support the difficult journey out of poverty. Our volunteer-packaged meals support children’s attendance at school, incentivize adults to learn a new trade or bolster clinic patients’ health in order to lift entire communities for years to come.
Agriculture, Livestock and Income Generating Activities
We bolster 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 fish and livestock production, we provide pathways to diversifying diets and improving nutritional outcomes. Through income generating activities we help individuals increase their earning potential and consistent access to food.
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 India works through a network of in-country partners to address these needs. We strive to ensure aid is efficiently and effectively deployed to and received by communities when it is needed most.
While all our meals are directed towards recipients within India, our global network members are actively supporting millions of vulnerable people around the world. Please visit Rise Against Hunger Global Reach page to see where meals and other life-changing aid have been distributed by our network of partner entities.
Meals provide safety net to a family in Hyderabad
Jayashree, 10 and Bhavani,12 from Hyderabad lost their father, the only earning member of the family in the middle of the COVID-19 lockdown. Mother was finding it difficult to organize food for the family. The family had no other source of income and were in acute distress. Both Jayashree and Bhavani are able to continue their studies in Class 4 and Class 5.
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Without the food provided by Rise Against Hunger India, this family would be in a very dire situation.Mrs. Aruna Pradeep, Sai Seva Sangh, Hyderabad