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Did you hear the news?! We launched a new initiative last week — and we want you to be a part of it! It Starts With a Meal, sponsored by Red Star Yeast, is all about taking action today to help end hunger. As Rise Against Hunger works to impact lives around the world, our impact starts with a meal. In the communities we serve worldwide, we provide nutritious meals through both our safety-net programs and long-term sustainable projects that can then lead to opportunity, self-sufficiency, education and empowerment.

With this new initiative, we are continuing to support those affected by food insecurity and help create lasting impact for these communities, and you can help us do that! There are several ways you can get involved with It Starts With a Meal:  

Share your favorite meal/recipe on social media. 

Is there a meal that has a special power for you? Maybe it reminds you of a specific memory or person, or it simply makes you feel good every time. To further conversations and awareness about the global hunger crisis, beginning a dialogue about the importance of a meal for every person and the power a meal can have in a person’s life can be a great place to start! You can do so by sharing a photo of your favorite meal or recipe along with #ItStartsWithaMeal and tagging @riseagainsthunger. 

Some food and lifestyle bloggers have helped us kick things off by sharing their favorite meals! We recently shared @myvegetarianroots’ onion potato curry, and you can download the recipe card on the It Starts With a Meal website as well as see the other bloggers’ dishes. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting new recipe cards from their globally inspired recipes, so make sure to keep an eye on the website! You could even make these dishes to share on social media — and we then might highlight your post!  

Learn more about the global hunger crisis and how Rise Against Hunger is responding.  

At itstartswithameal.org, you can learn more about global hunger and how Rise Against Hunger is taking action through our Pathways to End Hunger. You can also stay informed by signing up for Rise Against Hunger’s monthly emails where we share our latest developments in our work to end hunger! 

Staying updated on what’s going on to address the critical issue is a simple but effective way for you to join the movement to end hunger. You can then share that information with your friends, family and colleagues to encourage more people to become Hunger Champions and join the fight to end hunger, a key step toward addressing the crisis. 

Donate to support Rise Against Hunger’s work to end hunger.  

Last but definitely not least, become part of the It Starts With a Meal movement by donating today. Your donation will enable us to serve families and communities facing hunger and support education, resilience, bright futures and more. With the number of people facing hunger continuing to increase due to COVID-19, your support is more important than ever.  

Don’t delay! Join the It Starts With a Meal movement today!

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