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Rise Against Hunger

It Starts With a Meal.

aka .   |   Raleigh, NC   |  www.riseagainsthunger.org

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Mission

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

Ruling year info

1998

CEO

Mr. Rick Kearney

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

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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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 2023 report, as many as 783 million people, accounting for almost 10 percent of the worlds population, face hunger. Additionally, while rates of hunger decreased in Asia and Latin America last year, hunger increased in Western Asia, the Caribbean and all subregions of Africa, leaving the global rate of hunger relatively unchanged from 2021 to 2022. Conflict, climate change and economic downturns are the major contributors to food insecurity and hunger around the world. Rise Against Hunger works to address hunger by targeting remote, last-mile communities. 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 still have basic, immediate needs. Thats why Rise Against Hunger supports safety net programs through meals and local regional procurement to 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. 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 to address 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 network of in-country partners 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 works alongside communities 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

Rise Against Hunger recognizes that hunger will not end without creating a global movement. We engage hundreds of thousands of volunteers and advocates each year to build awareness and activation.

Over the next several years, we want to engage over 2 million donors, fans and influencers to make a difference through our various opportunities, including meal packaging, virtual experiences, digital and social engagement, and more.

Population(s) Served

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

Context Notes

This include Rise Against Hunger meals and local + regional procurement of food.

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 nourishing lives, empowering communities 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. 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 3.6 million people in educational settings annually by 2025.

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. Over the next three years, an average 9 million people annually are projected to receive support through Rise Against Hungers 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 294,000 people annually through volunteer participation and donation support by 2025.

With global members located in Italy, India, The Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore 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 2023, we impacted over 3.6 million lives in 37 countries around the world. Additionally, Rise Against Hunger has facilitated volunteer meal packaging of more than 600 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 30 million food-insecure people annually by 2030.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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 04/25/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Amanda Young

Sazerac

Term: 2024 -

Greg Belt

Jonathan Ireland

Amanda Young

Jojo de Noronha

David Welch, Ph.D.

Gloria Ann Evans, RN, FNP, MS, DrPH

Jay Patel

Stephanie Martin, Ph.D.

Ratna Mukherjea, Ph.D.

Ralph Jerome

Reena Joshi

Bryan Stillwagon

Cornel Nolte

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/25/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/04/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

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.