It’s fun-in-the-kitchen time as chefs rise against hunger for World Food Day. What to cook with a rice and soya meal pack? See how veggie burgers, roosterbrood, risotto, vegetarian frikkadels and Japanese rice balls make it onto the hunger crisis cook-off menu.
Chefs from GrandWest in Cape Town were proclaimed the winners of the Rise Against Hunger (RAH) World Food Day challenge yesterday, 16 October.
Rise Against Hunger partners with Tastic Rice to supply meals to childhood development centres. This to celebrate Tastic’s 60th birthday. RAH CEO Brian Nell, and others, elaborate on the food scheme initiative. Celebrities came together to assist in the packing on 60 000 meals, in one day, in order to fight against food security.
Afrisam Impact Story May 2020
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.
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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.
The RAH Africa Team
To know more about the additional measures that RAH are taking during the Corona Virus pandemic, read here.
Rise Against Hunger Africa – Corona Virus Statement, here.
“Rise Against Hunger Africa CEO Brian Nell on forming partnerships and working with volunteers to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal No 2
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.