As we enter a new year, many of us are focused on taking steps toward self improvement over the next 12 months. If you’re still working on your list of New Year’s resolutions, we have a suggestion for you: Resolve to help end hunger in 2018! Rise Against Hunger has big plans for the year ahead as we strive to empower more communities, nourish more lives, respond to emergencies and grow and the movement to end hunger bigger than ever before. There are so many ways you can make a difference without leaving your city — or even your computer. Here are five ways to get started:
Spread the Word
While more than 815 million people around the globe are facing hunger, we know that hunger is the world’s most pressing, yet solvable, problem. The more Hunger Champions we have on board working toward solutions, the more possible it becomes to end hunger by 2030. Help spread the word by sharing the latest Rise Against Hunger updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Champion the Cause
Rise Against Hunger launched its Advocacy initiative to engage Hunger Champions in supporting laws, policies and systems that will help end hunger by 2030. In the year ahead, we’ll rely on our Hunger Champions to raise their voices, imploring elected officials to prioritize issues related to global hunger and poverty. Sign up to become a Hunger Champion today to stay up-to-date on our Advocacy initiatives.
Rise Against Hunger meals provide immediate nutrition to people in need around the globe, supporting the journey out of poverty. With the help of millions of volunteers, Rise Against Hunger has distributed meals and other life-changing aid to 74 countries. A group of 40 to 50 volunteers can package more than 10,000 highly nutritious meals in less than two hours at the location of your choice. Visit our Host a Meal Packaging Event page to find out more.
Did you know that Rise Against Hunger has 20 warehouse locations across the U.S.? We are always looking for volunteers to support warehouse operations and assist with administrative duties. Volunteers are critical to realizing our vision of a world without hunger. Check out our Locations page to find and contact the warehouse nearest you.
Perhaps the simplest way to help is to make a donation to Rise Against Hunger to support our initiatives worldwide. When you donate your gift will go to the greatest area of need, which may include providing life-changing aid to people in need around the globe such as medical supplies, food or clothes. Donate now.
Thank you for making ending hunger a priority this year! Together, we know that a world without hunger by #2030isPossible.