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It goes without saying that 2020 was an extremely challenging year. But through it all, Hunger Champions around the globe stuck by us and showed their unwavering support for our mission! As the year draws to a close, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the past 12 months. Here are five moments that brought us together in 2020 toward ending hunger. 

We can’t do this alone. And we couldn’t have impacted millions of lives in 2020 without YOU. To everyone who volunteered at one of our socially distanced meal packaging events; to everyone who made a first-time donation to help lift up food insecure families in the face of unprecedented challenges; to everyone who connected with us through one of our virtual impact opportunities; and to everyone who continued to make an impact despite facing challenges of your own: you make our mission possible. We are as committed to our vision of a world without hunger as ever before. And we hope you are, too.

Despite increased challenges, we committed to serving 2 million people worldwide. This took critical adaptations to the changing landscape of food availability and distribution and continued investment in sustainable agriculture and grassroots community empowerment. Explore our 3-Step Plan for COVID-19 Relief & Recovery.

This May, Hunger Champions worldwide logged their miles to support families in crisis. Over 800 racers ran, walked, formed virtual teams and imagined the 5 kilometer journey students often take to go to school and receive our nutritious meals. You made our first-ever virtual race unforgettable!

…a new Empowering Communities initiative in South Sudan! In partnership with Lift Up the Vulnerable, we’ll work to empower 400 students at a residential orphanage and the surrounding community over the next five years. See more!

In May, Rise Against Hunger hosted a five-hour – totally virtual – fundraising event! Whew! We had so much fun that we came back for more with a live Hour of Impact broadcast on World Food Day. Thanks for tuning in!

We can’t thank you enough for making 2020 a year of incredible impact, against all odds. See you in 2021!