Rise Against Hunger

It Starts With a Meal.

Raleigh, NC   |  www.riseagainsthunger.org

Mission

Driven by the vision of a world without hunger, Rise Against Hunger is growing a global movement to end hunger by empowering communities, nourishing lives and responding to emergencies.

Ruling year info

1998

CEO

Mr. Barry Mattson

Main address

4801 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 200

Raleigh, NC 27612 USA

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Formerly known as

Stop Hunger Now

EIN

16-1541024

NTEE code info

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (M12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization's State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021 report, more than 720 million people, accounting for about 10 percent of the world’s population, face hunger. Additionally, rates of hunger and food insecurity are, unfortunately, increasing. COVID-19 has severely impacted the number of people facing hunger and malnutrition, with almost all low- and middle-income countries affected by pandemic-induced economic downturns and facing an increase of undernourishment in 2020. Rise Against Hunger works to address hunger by targeting remote, last-mile communities and within hunger pockets often overlooked. We strive to make an impact on hunger by building resilience, self-sufficiency and empowerment in communities worldwide. Through our Pathways to End Hunger, we provide immediate nourishment for those in need today and implement sustainable solutions that will empower entire communities for years to come.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Nourishing Lives

While communities work toward a future in which they can thrive, families and individuals facing hunger around the globe still have basic, immediate needs. That’s why Rise Against Hunger supports safety net programs that provide nourishment and encourage education through school feeding, vocational training and health clinics to support the difficult journey out of poverty.

Rise Against Hunger meals are provided in schools to encourage increased enrollment and attendance. For adults in community empowerment programs, the provision of meals offsets productive time lost while attending training sessions. Meals distributed in hospitals and clinics may support patients’ nutritional needs and complement their treatments.

Rise Against Hunger meals, packaged by volunteers, are designed to provide a comprehensive array of micronutrients. Rise Against Hunger meals include enriched rice, soy protein, dried vegetables and 20 essential vitamins and nutrients.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Immediate assistance in the face of disaster remains a crucial component to ending hunger. Rise Against Hunger responds to sudden and ongoing crises to meet the needs of affected populations and support the transition toward recovery. We have responded to emergencies by delivering food assistance, nutrition, water filters and hygiene kits to those displaced by natural disasters and man-made crises.

In building the resilience of populations at risk, Rise Against Hunger is working hand-in-hand with a host of organizations to ensure that our meals and other assistance can reach communities in crisis effectively and according to need.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

In developing countries, farmers are some of the most food-insecure members of society. Farm yields are constrained by availability and affordability of quality seeds and fertilizers. Climate change has affected planting and harvesting seasons, as well as the availability of fodder for animal herds. Those in rural areas often lack access to markets where they can get a fair price for their produce.

Rise Against Hunger aims to increase agricultural production and incomes through programs promoting improved agricultural methods, business skills and market access. Our programming helps smallholder farmers build resilience to the shocks and stresses of climate change by promoting ecological approaches to agriculture as well as diversification.

For those who do not grow their own food, income is a key determinant in acquiring adequate nutrition. Through business training, we help individuals increase their earning potential and thus their consistent access to food.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Nourishing Lives

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of emergency meals provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Responding to Emergencies

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Driven by the vision of a world without hunger, Rise Against Hunger is growing a global movement to end hunger by empowering communities, nourishing lives and responding to emergencies.

Rise Against Hunger's work to end hunger focuses on four strategic approaches, which we call our Pathways to End Hunger.

Our Empowering Communities pathway promotes improvements in agricultural production and rural livelihoods to help individuals increase their incomes and access to food. Over the next five years, our Empowering Communities projects aim to increase availability and access to diverse foods and improve knowledge and behavior leading to the adoption of nutritious diets in targeted geographic regions.

While long-term food security takes root, our Nourishing Lives pathway provides nutrition and encourages education through school feeding, vocational training and health clinics. We are working to consistently serve 6 million people in educational settings over the next five years.

From droughts to floods, in conflict zones and political crises, the Responding to Emergencies pathway deploys food and other assistance in communities when it is needed most. In 2025, 5 million people are projected to receive support through Rise Against Hunger’s rapid response in protracted crises and sudden onset disasters.

Rise Against Hunger recognizes that hunger will not end without Growing a Global Movement to build awareness and activation about this critical issue. We engage hundreds of thousands of volunteers and advocates each year in the fight to end hunger. We aim to engage 2.2 million volunteers, donors and influencers annually by 2025.

With confederation members located in Italy, India, The Philippines, Malaysia and South Africa, we expand our impact and respond to emergencies and nourish lives around the world. We work with in-country impact partners to serve children and families as well as work through local leaders to harness the strengths of their communities and tackle their own food and nutrition security challenges with agency, dignity and resilience.

In 2021, we served over 2.7 million people in 29 countries with our programs. Additionally, Rise Against Hunger has facilitated volunteer meal packaging of more than 540 million meals to date to be distributed to countries around the world.

Rise Against Hunger has a goal to exponentially expand our work in the coming years, aiming to reach 60 million food-insecure people annually by 2030.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Rise Against Hunger

Board of directors
as of 05/04/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jessica Graham

Bart Norman

Jessica Graham

Greg Belt

Swati Patel

Ravila Gupta

Abdullah Antepli

Jonathan Ireland

Amanda Young

Jojo de Noronha

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/4/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/04/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.