You may have heard our Rise Against Hunger staff say, “Rice Goes Last” at meal packaging events — but when it came to supporting our local communities in the midst of the health crisis, rice came first! In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have postponed all meal packaging events, and our organization now has an abundance of previously purchased rice in our warehouses that can be utilized. Through collaboration with our partners, we are distributing rice to local food banks and humanitarian partners across the country. Because rice has a long shelf-life and the ability to be used in many different ways, recipients will not need to return frequently to the food bank, thus reducing the contact and reducing the potential for virus spread. Check out the photos below to see how we’re doing what we can to help out during this time of need!
Rise Against Hunger continues to collaborate with U.S.-based and international partners to serve those in need in the midst of this global crisis. To join us in our ongoing fight to end hunger, please take action or donate today.