Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organization that works to end hunger and malnutrition around the world. The organization was founded in 1998 as Stop Hunger Now and was later renamed Rise Against Hunger in 2017.
This year, Rise Against Hunger Africa will host several large-scale, national events in recognition of the life and service of Nelson Mandela. These events provide a platform for volunteers to give 67 minutes of their time and pack nutritious meals
These meals will be distributed to Early Childhood Development centres which RAH Africa supports. The ECD Connect program links good nutrition with education for thousands of children during their developmental years.
The overarching objective of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good. The 18th of July has become a national day of volunteerism, philanthropy and donating time, goods, resources and services to a variety of beneficiaries across the country.
With the ongoing theme of, “It Starts With a Meal”, it highlights that the organisation believes that when children start their lives by receiving nutritious food during their formative years, they have an increased chance of developing both physically and mentally, which sets their lives on track for a better future.