Rise Against Hunger is Zambrero's international distribution partner that directs our Plate 4 Plate meals to communities in need globally.
"Zambrero and Rise Against Hunger share a vision of a world without hunger, and together we’ve created an easy way for Zambrero customers to join us in our mission to end hunger by 2030. Through the simple act of purchasing a Zambrero burrito or bowl, customers are helping us provide a nutritional meal that is life changing for those who receive it. The impact of this simple act is huge!"
Edna Ogwangi, Chief Impact Officer, Rise Against Hunger
WHY DO ZAMBRERO PARTNER WITH RISE AGAINST HUNGER?
Zambrero firmly believes in partnering with organisations with a shared belief that all people in this world should receive adequate nutrition and education.
Specifically, Zambrero partner with Rise Against Hunger due to their commitment to distribute Plate 4 Plate donated meals to support school feeding programs within poverty-stricken communities.
Like Rise Against Hunger, Zambrero is passionate about breaking the poverty cycle, where receiving an education is typically the first step. The promise of a nutritious, hot meal provides parents a clear incentive to send their children to school each day and enables children to not only be well nourished, but to learn and develop key skills that they would otherwise miss out on if otherwise in search of food.
HOW DO RISE AGAINST HUNGER DETERMINE WHERE TO SEND PLATE 4 PLATE DONATED MEALS?
Rise Against Hunger works with vetted in-country partners who meet strict qualification criteria to ensure Rise Against Hunger distributed meals go only to those who need them and do not end up on the open market.
HOW DOES RISE AGAINST HUNGER PACKAGE ITS MEALS TO BE DONATED?
Rise Against Hunger operates meal-packing locations in 28 US cities as well as South Africa, the Philippines, India, Malaysia and Italy. The agency also visits Australia regularly to partner with Zambrero at special meal packaging events.
WHAT IMPACT DOES RISE AGAINST HUNGER HAVE GLOBALLY?
As an international hunger agency, Rise Against Hunger works at the frontline of tackling hunger in 77 countries, where, to date, they have distributed more than 500 million meals to those who need them.
Last year, Rise Against Hunger sent packaged meals to Cambodia, Haiti, Liberia, Nicaragua, the Philippines, Sierra Leone and Vietnam among others. Areas where research shows that one in three people suffer vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Find out more about Rise Against Hunger via their website: www.riseagainsthunger.org
1Source: FAO, The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015
2Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five – 3.1 million children each year. Source: Series on Maternal and Child Nutrition, The Lancet, 2013
Rise Against Hunger facilitates the packaging and distribution of millions of meals every year that nourish the lives of individuals and communities and promote education, help address gender inequality, stimulate economic growth and help fight child labor.
Rise Against Hunger acts to provide immediate food relief to communities in times of both natural and man-made crises such as floods, conflict and political unrest, when access to everyday food, wages and market systems may have been devastated.