Thank you to all 62 volunteers who attended this mission to pack 10,000 meals on the morning of Sat. Sept. 30th. It was truly an intergenerational event! We packaged the meals in less than two hours. It was an event filled with fun, music and gongs. A good time was had by everyone who participated.
Thank you to Pastor Roy for his blessing and enthusiam for his first Rise Against Hunger Event at MTMUMC.
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. They strive to ensure food and other assistance is efficiently and effectively deployed to and received by communities when it is needed most. Five million people are projected to receive support through their rapid response in crises and sudden onset disasters within the next several years.
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 | Turkey | Ukraine
The meals we packaged are headed to Philippines!
The Philippines consists of over 7,000 islands in the Ring of Fire in the Pacific Ocean. One of the most environmentally disaster prone countries in the world, it faces near constant threats of natural disasters like earthquakes, typhoons and volcanic eruptions. These disasters cause displacement and major loss of livelihoods and infrastructure, and disproportionately affect poor communities in rural areas, where people rely on agriculture and fishing. The Global Hunger Index, which assesses food insecurity based on indicators that measure undernourishment and undernutrition, categorizes the Philippines as having a “moderate” level of hunger overall. Rise Against Hunger serves the regions of the Philippines where hunger is most urgent.
To address some of the food security challenges that children, families, and communities in the Philippines face, Rise Against Hunger partners with organizations that support educational programs by providing meals to children at schools and early child development centers. This is a key part of Rise Against Hunger’s Nourishing Lives pathway. In some cases, the food children receive at school will be the majority of the food they eat in a day. The meals we packaged will help ensure that children have access to the consistent nourishment they need to live healthy lives and successfully pursue their education.
Submitted by Maryann Petremont, Lead Organizer for annual MTMUMC RAH Event