With the recent changes in the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA), Rise Against Hunger India has revised its partnership processes. Field units are being set up to deliver programs and projects in the communities as fund transfers to local organizations are prohibited under the new amendments. In these locations, we will be working with local organizations who have established strong community relationships and can play a very crucial role in building community connect. Our partnership for executing community projects will depend purely on the local context.
However, we do partner with organizations for our Nourishing Lives and Emergency Relief programs. Organizations running schools, orphanages, homes for the disabled and other vulnerable groups can partner with us to receive our fortified nutritious meals (this will be direct in-kind support with no fund transfers involved).
Before empaneling an organization for partnership, we undertake a due-diligence and field scrutiny process that assesses the capabilities of the organizations including their ability to provide regular reporting on the services rendered to the communities. If you are interested in partnership with Rise Against Hunger India, read the sections below and complete the application process.
PROSPECTIVE PARTNERS FOR RISE AGAINST HUNGER INDIA
At Rise Against Hunger India, we believe healthy, educated and empowered communities are the key to ending world hunger. We invest our food and other aid in programs that teach children and adults, or that provide health care and other services. These programs promote well-being and equip participants with the skills and knowledge to become active participants in the workforce and in their communities. For crisis response, we keep ourselves ready by having a list of pre-screened credible partner organizations that are able to respond quickly and effectively to support those who suffer through crises of all types, natural or man-made.
To learn more about this and other partnership opportunities (meal distribution, crisis response and other engagements), please read below.
NOURISHING LIVES (FOOD AND SAFETY NET ASSISTANCE) PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Rise Against Hunger India distributes about 70 percent of meals packaged annually to organizations who operate ongoing education, health and empowerment programs. Majority of our partners are largely from around urban locations, primarily because all our meal packaging events take place in city locations so organizing transport and logistics were the main issues. During the past year or so, we have started partnering with NGOs in rural areas. Over the next few years, we aim to direct our meals and food assistance programs to select hunger hot-spots in the country.
CRISIS RESPONSE PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Since its inception, Rise Against Hunger India has responded in times of crisis. We have been able to deliver food items and other life-saving items during natural disasters, primarily because of the strong network of partnership that we have established on the ground. Partner NGOs bring direct contact and relationship with communities, and they are able to respond faster in a crisis situation due to proximity to the local communities. It helps us to have an active database of NGOs from across the country to be able to respond quickly when an emergency strikes.
To apply to become a Crisis Response Partner, please click here to download our Crisis Response Partnership Form.
Prospective Partner FAQ
- Food assistance – Vitamin-fortified rice-dal food packets, packaged by volunteers .
- Other product donations (subject to availability) include: medical supplies, family kits (with essential household supplies), water filters, hygiene and healthcare items for babies and feminine hygiene products
- Technical assistance in meeting monitoring and evaluation requirements
- Training and Capacity building support for programs that will support the achievement of one or more of the following impacts:
- Vulnerable populations have the capacity to be food secure
- Food systems are equitable and resilient
- An enabling policy environment promotes food security
- Ensure safe transport and storage of Rise Against Hunger India provisions to the partner’s program implementation areas
- Have complete, documented oversight of all Rise Against Hunger India meal distributions
- Create opportunities in the communities that leverage meal assistance projects and enable further development through community asset creation, safety net provision, enhancing education and other development programs
- Store the meals in a secure, contaminant-free location
- Be able to apply minimum standards in monitoring and reporting and be able to clearly articulate beneficiary targeting criteria
- Provide field reports, pictures and case studies on a regular basis
Rise Against Hunger India normally distributes meals on a Just-in-Time basis which means meals are distributed to the partners directly from the event venue where meals are packaged. This is to avoid overheads on transportation, storage and other logistics. We provide enough supplies to a partner for 3 to 4 months supplies at one time (based on our prior agreement on the total beneficiaries and frequency of meals served). As stated above, approved partners are required to cover all costs associated with transportation. On certain situations, especially during crisis response and for partners in remote locations, we offer some support for transport and logistics on a case to case basis.
As already explained above, Rise Against Hunger India does not currently cover transportation cost. Each partner is responsible for organizing their transport. We believe that this cost sharing promotes partner accountability and encourages them to treat food provision of Rise Against Hunger India as an investment and not a free donation.
Rise Against Hunger India meals are packaged by volunteer groups. These volunteers either personally or through their workplaces raise funds to pay for the full cost of the meals.
Rise Against Hunger India meals are dehydrated, high in protein and highly nutritious. They contain four ingredients–long grain white rice, lentils, dehydrated vegetable blend and a sachet of vitamin powder. Because the meal is fully dehydrated, it needs to be boiled in clean water to be eaten. You will find cooking instructions on each box of meals and on each bag of meals.
Rise Against Hunger India engages with local partners and community groups to further its mission of reducing food insecurity and improving nutrition. We have in the past, worked on areas such as provision of safe drinking water, organizing mobile medical vans, supplementary nutrition for pregnant mothers and children under 5.
We are not a grant making agency and therefore, we do not accept unsolicited grant requests.
Do you have additional questions? Rise Against Hunger India will be happy to respond to your questions – just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org