We are delighted to announce that the meals from our meal packaging event on 4/23/2017 have been shipped in a container totaling 285,120 meals from the Philadelphia, PA warehouse.
The meals will be received by our in-country partner Islamic Relief – Distribution in Malawi.
Rise Against Hunger (formally known as Stop Hunger Now) in collaboration with ADRA International and Islamic Relief are spearheading a 3-year school-feeding initiative in the Southern African countries of Mozambique, Malawi, Madagascar, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe. While these countries have made considerable advancements towards achieving stronger food security, the most powerful El Nino on the record has stretched the livelihoods and safety nets of many households in the region. Seeing the existing need in Southern Africa, RAH with its implementing partners is responding with life-saving aid through a region wide school-feeding programmes. The expected outcomes of the initiative are to improve nutrition for school-going children, increase enrollment and attendance rates at schools, and further involvement of staff, the local community, and private sector in the project. Overall, for 2017 school year the project is expected to support more than 20,000 school-age children by delivering more than 14,200,000 RAH meals to more than 70 schools in the 5 Southern-African countries. In Malawi, RAH will be delivering 2,851,200 meals to 3,600 students attending 3 schools in the Southern District, specifically in Machinga Region. As well, to incentivise attendance, students who come to school at least 18 school days a month will be eligible to receive take-home meals for their families.