Rise Against Hunger is Zambrero's international partner. As an international hunger relief nonprofit, Rise Against Hunger directs our Plate 4 Plate meals to communities within hunger pockets designated "serious"or higher on the Global Hunger Index. A large percentage of these donated meals are distributed through school feeding programs to support children's nutritional needs and education.
"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. Through the simple act of purchasing a Zambrero burrito, bowl or Kids' Zam Box, 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 Programs Officer, Rise Against Hunger
Rise Against Hunger takes a multi-dimensional approach to hunger relief, with the aim to help achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger.
While long-term food security projects take root, communities facing hunger still need to meet their basic needs today. Rise Against Hunger provides nutritional support through fortified meals, which contain 20 vitamins and minerals, and local regional procurement, which procures foods locally, to meet community needs. These safety net programs not only provide nourishment, but also support education, skills training, and health services that support the difficult journey out of poverty.
Current countries engaged: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Nicaragua, Philippines, Somaliland, South Africa, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Uganda, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
From droughts to floods, in conflict zones and transitioning political situations, food is often the most immediate need. When everyday access to food, wages and market systems are destroyed in the wake of emergencies, Rise Against Hunger works through a network of in-country partners to address these needs efficiently and effectively.
Current countries engaged: Australia, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Italy, Liberia, Malaysia, Moldova, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Ukraine
Through locally led agriculture and income-generating programs, Rise Against Hunger works with in-country partners and community leaders to bolster crop production and incomes by promoting improved agricultural methods, business skills and market access. With training and access to quality seeds and fertilisers, farmers can increase production and harvest a variety of nutrition-sensitive crops. By supporting fish and livestock production, Rise Against Hunger provides pathways to diversifying diets and improving nutritional outcomes. Through income-generating activities, Rise Against Hunger helps individuals increase their earning potential and consistent access to food.
Current countries engaged: India, Malawi, Mali, Philippines, South Africa, South Sudan, Zimbabwe
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 partners with Rise Against Hunger due to their commitment to distribute Plate 4 Plate donated meals to support school feeding programs within remote, last-mile communities designated "serious" or higher on the Global Hunger Index.
Like Rise Against Hunger, Zambrero is passionate about breaking the cycle of poverty, and education can be an important first step in achieving this. Through the meals Rise Against Hunger ships to communities around the world, the impact starts with a meal and leads to opportunities for bright futures. The promise of a nutritious, hot meal provides parents a clear incentive to send their children to school each day. The school meals enable children to not only be well nourished but also to learn and develop skills that can help support their futures.
HOW DOES RISE AGAINST HUNGER DETERMINE WHERE TO SEND PLATE 4 PLATE DONATED MEALS?
Rise Against Hunger works with established vetted in-country partners who meet strict qualification criteria to ensure Rise Against Hunger 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?
Through a global network based in the USA and with six international offices, Rise Against Hunger provides immediate nourishment for those facing hunger today and implements sustainable solutions that will lift entire communities for years to come. Rise Against Hunger also visits Australia regularly to partner with Zambrero at their annual Plate 4 Plate Day meal packaging events.
WHAT IMPACT DOES RISE AGAINST HUNGER HAVE GLOBALLY?
In 2022, Rise Against Hunger worked alongside partners and local leaders to serve over 4.4 million people in 38 countries and distributed 42.5 million meals to children and families facing food insecurity, with many of those meals served through school feeding programs to promote education. Rise Against Hunger also responded to the humanitarian crisis caused by the conflict in Ukraine, supporting 14,000 displaced Ukrainians with emergency food assistance.
In addition to addressing immediate nutritional needs, Rise Against Hunger's Empowering Communities projects support communties as they work toward long-term food security. Through these projects, 5,538 metric tons of food were collectively produced to bolster sustainable agriculture initiatives in 2022.
You can also check out the article written by Rise Against Hunger's Liza Muson - Senior Manager Strategic Global Corporate Partnerships, about our latest Zam Vision Trip: Our Trip to the Philippines with Zambrero: Highlighting How the Work to End Hunger Starts With a Meal