In the last 30 days Rise Against, in partnership with City Hope Disaster Relief in KZN, has distributed over 27 000 meals, through City Hope Disaster, which will feed over 4000 families for a month. Each one of these buckets contains 4 RAH meals.
During the Covid-19 state of national disaster, the health and wellbeing of its employees has been the number one priority for AfriSam. When the lockdown was announced, AfriSam was concerned that its employees would not have access to food during the lockdown period.
Having an already existing relationship with Rise Against Hunger, the company decided to partner with Rise Against Hunger again to sustain our employees during this time.
As a result, AfriSam, through Rise Against Hunger were able to supply over 388 000 meals to its employees across the country– enough to sustain employees and their families during this disaster period. An additional 23 000 meals were distributed to the community.
Rise Against Hunger Africa has been proactive since the Covid-19 pandemic hit our country.
RAH distribution model of delivering meals to Early Childhood Development centres has been disrupted due to the lockdown. We have therefore adapted and changed our distribution of nutritious meals. We are now currently working with over 40 NGO’s, organisations and corporate partners to ensure our meals reach the most vulnerable. In total we have distributed over 1.2 million meals nationally. The collaboration between NGO’s during this period has been phenomenal. It has also been heart-warming to see the number of individuals who want to assist and get involved. We will continue to distribute meals through our partners during this period.
Rise Against Hunger starts production
With the notice of the extended lockdown, RAH took a decision to set-up in-house production lines at two of our branches. Listed as an essential service provider during the period, we have employed a team to assist us continue packing, along with our dedicated staff members. This will ensure we can keep up with the demand for nutritious meals until we can engage with our dedicated volunteers once again.
Forever Living Products South Africa will be packing 60 000 meals with Rise Against Hunger on Saturday, 19 October 2019 in collaboration with Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Gauteng. These meals will feed 230 children five meals a week for an entire year and will be distributed through our ECD connect programme. The key focus of our Results Oriented Nutrition Programme is to assist ECD’s to develop their facility sufficiently to qualify for registration with the Department of Social Development, meeting all the legislative requirements of the Children’s Act. The programme does not foster dependency but empowers the ECD’s which secures their sustainability.
The meals are highly nutritious and comprise of rice, soya, dehydrated vegetable mix and a fortification pack of 23 essential minerals and vitamins specifically formulated to combat malnutrition (complying with the UNICEF standard)
Rise Against Hunger has aligned its goals with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals- specifically Goal Number 2, Zero Hunger by 2030 and will be running a campaign called “This is Possible.” Which we are launching in October 2019.
The meal packaging event is a fun and engaging way for volunteers to be part of the drive to end child hunger.
We thank Gallagher Convention Centre for providing the venue for this Event.
Johannesburg, South Africa – Rise Against Hunger is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Nell as CEO of the NGO as of March 2019. Brian, a key member of the organisation for the past four years, was made acting CEO late last year. Brian has officially taking the helm, spearheading the team’s vision to create growth and sustainability for this well-established brand as they strive to reach their 2030 vision of ending world hunger.
Spending most of his commendable career in the hospitality industry, Brian has always had a passion for social upliftment, aiding and developing sustainable community projects, some of which are still running today. He joined Rise Against Hunger in 2015 as the Johannesburg Branch Manager, soon taking over the position of National Operations Manager. This position helped lay the foundation for his role as CEO as Brian was able to successfully understand all aspects of the organisation, fully entrenching himself in the culture and business side of the NGO.
Brian has completed the Management Advance Programme at Wits Business School, harnessing his skillset and passion to help take Rise Against Hunger from strength-to-strength, a formidable combination that will no doubt assist him in making his new role a great success.
“I am extremely honoured to have been appointed the role of CEO for Rise Against Hunger this year. I am humbled and excited to be on board with the organisation in this magnitude and I look forward to working alongside our great team to reach our goals and help more South Africans with a basic human need, access to food. Social upliftment, particularly in our beautiful country, is a big passion of mine but can only be achieved with a group of individuals who feel the same sense of urgency in eradicating hunger. We have this team in place and I am excited to build on this unity to achieve a global goal,” concludes Nell.
In the heart of New York City’s Times Square on Sunday, February 18, the Rise Against Hunger team launched our This is possible. campaign, spreading the word that we can eradicate world hunger in just 12 years. Read more on the campaign and sign our pledge to end hungerhere.
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