Rise Against Hunger Eastern North Carolina was founded in 2007 and serves most of Eastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina. In 2019, more than 7,400 local volunteers and partnering organizations, including First Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Greenville, and the Epiphany School of Global Studies in New Bern, have helped build the local movement to end global hunger. In this region alone, through 2019, about 15.5 million meals have been packaged to benefit 23 countries around the globe.
We welcome volunteers to assist with the behind-the-scenes projects that make our Rise Against Hunger Experience Events possible. Projects include labeling bags, washing dishes and preparing materials for upcoming events. Please complete our volunteer interest form today and we’ll be in touch very soon! If you are interested in hosting a Rise Against Hunger Experience meal packaging event, please complete the form below.
WHAT’S COOKING DOWN AT THE BARN?
While barns and shelters serve many agricultural purposes down on the farms of Easter North Carolina, they are also often used as the site of some delicious meal preparations. For the past twelve years, in a barn near Williamston, members of several United Methodist Churches in the area have gathered together to prepare an entirely different kind of meal. Amidst a lot of conversation and laughter, these church members gather to package RISE AGAINST HUNGER meals to help people around the world. Recently, 95 people packaged 20,088 meals in less than two hours! This brings the total number of meals packaged by the group since 2008 to 280,876 meals! That’s a lot of rice, soy, vegetables, and vitamins, but even better — it’s a lot of love!