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It is National Volunteer Week — but do these unprecedented times have you at a loss for how to volunteer while social distancing? We’re here to help by sharing 4 ways you can virtually volunteer and help support our beneficiaries!

Go the Social Distance 5K/10K Run/Walk

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our daily routines may look different, but we can still find ways to stay active. Rise Against Hunger is hosting its first-ever virtual 5K/10K run/walk challenge, and we would love for you to join us! From May 15 to 17, people around the world will “Go the Social Distance” by running (or walking!) 5K or 10K. No matter where you live, you can participate — all you need is somewhere you can go for a 5K or 10K distance while maintaining social distancing — and you can track your time by joining the “Rise Against Hunger Club” on the free Strava app. The money raised will support Rise Against Hunger’s efforts to provide food and aid to people in need worldwide.

Want to join us and “Go the Social Distance” May 15-17? Register here.

Facebook Fundraiser

Volunteering is about dedicating time and effort to a cause, and that dedication can take many forms, including online! Facebook’s Fundraisers tool is a great way to give your time to a cause virtually. It helps you spread the word with your network and encourages them to get involved, too! To set up a Facebook Fundraiser in support of Rise Against Hunger’s mission, visit facebook.com/fundraisers

Rise Against Hunger Goes Live 

#GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving, is May 5, and you can participate by joining us for Rise Against Hunger Goes Live. While you may be unable to go out into your community to volunteer, this 5-hour live event will bring the spirit of the Rise Against Hunger Experience to you! Starting at noon ET on May 5, we’ll be sharing educational updates, demonstrating socially distanced meal packaging, and featuring some lighthearted segments from Rise Against Hunger staff. We’ll be fundraising to support the chronically undernourished worldwide during this pandemic. Make sure to RSVP to secure your spot for the event!

Amazon Smile 

In an effort to stay home more, are you online shopping instead? If you’re using Amazon, make your purchases through Amazon Smile! Go to www.smile.amazon.com and search for Rise Against Hunger to add us as your official non-profit. Then, when you shop via that website, Amazon donates 0.5% of every eligible purchase price to a charity of your choice.

As people around the world are impacted by COVID-19, volunteering and helping one another is more important than ever, and we hope you’ll join us in celebrating National Volunteer Week! And if you’re interested in learning more about how Rise Against Hunger is responding to COVID-19 and supporting our beneficiaries during this time, check out our three-step Relief & Resilience Plan and see how you can help put the plan in motion!  

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