Rise Against Hunger Philadelphia was founded in 2010 and serves the lower Pennsylvania, Delaware, eastern Maryland and south New Jersey regions. In 2019, more than 21,400 local volunteers and partnering organizations, including The Hershey Corporation and First Presbyterian Church of West Chester, have helped build the local movement to end global hunger. In this region alone through 2019, about 34.8 million meals were packaged to benefit 26 countries.
Philadelphia Community Engagement Board
Rise Against Hunger Philadelphia is supported by the following Community Engagement Board members:
- David Rudd
- John Nanni
- Haifa Tyler
- Mark Magno
- Amy Gigoux-Perry
Looking for volunteer opportunities!? Rise Against Hunger has plenty of them! We can’t end world hunger without people like you! We are always looking for volunteers to help out in our warehouse! Warehouse volunteers help support meal packaging operations by staging for events, restocking supplies, stacking pallets for shipment, sanitizing and organizing equipment, and so much more. In 2020, we are starting monthly volunteer days. We would love to have you, your family and friends, your team at work, or your church group join us! Please visit our SignUpGenius page or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about volunteering in the warehouse.
In July 2019, the Philadelphia team had the honor of packaging meals with St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Forane Church in Philadelphia! In their first-ever Rise Against Hunger Experience, STSMCFC packaged over 50,000 meals and engaged over 300 volunteers! With superb fundraising and volunteer efforts they exceeded their original goal and in just under two hours were able to make a lasting impact on over 200 lives. We are so excited to see how this community continues to deepen their impact. Thank you so much, STSMCFC, for joining us in Growing the Movement to end hunger in our lifetime!