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Alleviating Global Hunger Together: The Kraft Heinz Company Foundation Commits $15 Million to Rise Against Hunger Over Next Three Years

By Hannah Payne on April 9, 2024

Since 2013, The Kraft Heinz Company Foundation has been a vital partner in Rise Against Hunger’s mission to end global hunger — and today, we’re excited to announce an extended three-year partnership with the company. Kraft Heinz is committing $15 million, which will be dispersed over the next three years, to alleviate food and nutrition insecurity for communities around the world. 

Just as Rise Against Hunger is driven by the vision of a world without hunger, Kraft Heinz is also committed to alleviating global hunger, with a goal to provide 1.5 billion meals to people in need by 2025. Kraft Heinz’s continued partnership with Rise Against Hunger will be equivalent to 463 million meals for 13.5 million people, advancing the company’s goal and making a huge impact in supporting this critical issue!  

The Kraft Heinz Company Foundation’s new partnership investment will support our work in many ways. Notable highlights include: 

  • Fully funding 36 million micronutrient sachets in 207 million Rise Against Hunger meals.
  • Local and regional procurement of 5.5 million meals in remote, last-mile communities.
  • Support of sustainable agriculture projects with the equivalent of 250 million meals.
  • Engaging thousands of Kraft Heinz employees in volunteer events and opportunities worldwide each year.
Children eating Rise Against Hunger meals, fortified with Kraft Heinz micronutrient sachets, through a school feeding program in the Philippines.

This extended commitment continues our decade-long partnership. From 2021-2023, Rise Against Hunger reached 8.9 million people in 48 countries as a direct result of Kraft Heinz’s support. Kraft Heinz also provides micronutrient sachets for the volunteer-packaged Rise Against Hunger meals that are distributed to people facing hunger globally. Since 2013, more than 400 million Rise Against Hunger meals have been fortified with 75 million Kraft Heinz micronutrient sachets.

Through the partnership, Kraft Heinz supports Rise Against Hunger’s sustainable agriculture projects in several countries, including South Africa.

This is truly the tip of the iceberg for the transformational impact Kraft Heinz has helped make possible! Kraft Heinz supports our Empowering Communities sustainable agriculture projects that work alongside local communities to improve long-term food security solutions. From 2021-2023, Kraft Heinz’s support enabled Rise Against Hunger to implement sustainable agriculture projects that produced the equivalent of over 207 million meals in Malawi, Mali, Senegal, Zimbabwe, South Sudan, South Africa and India. Kraft Heinz also supports our emergency response efforts, including floods in India, Italy and South Africa; COVID-19 in India and Indonesia; typhoons in the Philippines; displaced people Ukraine, Moldova, Poland and Romania; and more from 2021-2023. 

Kraft Heinz employees serve meals to schoolchildren during a trip to the Philippines with Rise Against Hunger in 2024.

Kraft Heinz helps us grow the movement to end hunger, engaging thousands of their employees in the packaging of millions of meals for food-insecure communities since 2013 and recently joining us on impact trips to South Africa and the Philippines to see the impact of our partnership firsthand.

As we work to end hunger, Kraft Heinz’s partnership is crucial. We are so thankful for Kraft Heinz’s support of our mission to end global hunger and excited about the impact we’ll make together over the next three years through this extended commitment! 

Interested in learning more about Kraft Heinz and Rise Against Hunger’s extended partnership? Read the full press release available here.