Established in the USA in 1998 by Dr Ray Buchanan, Rise Against Hunger is an African organisation that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid worldwide.
RISE AGAINST HUNGER AFRICA
Rise Against Hunger Africa (RAH) is a volunteer based meal packaging and results oriented nutrition programme, which was started in South Africa in 2009. There are currently four full-time operations (Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pietermaritzburg and East London).
OUR VISION AND MISSION
Our vision is an Africa without hunger. Our mission is transformation through education. Educating our donors, beneficiaries, volunteers and suppliers about the role they play in eradicating child hunger. Donated food is used to stimulate and encourage measurable results in Early Childhood Development centres.
OUR PRODUCT STATEMENT
RAH Africa offers a social investment opportunity to provide fully balanced meals for pre-school children necessary for their holistic development. We depend on passionate, active volunteers for meal packaging events and food distribution. Our Programme has solid, measurable results and restores hope for hungry children.
Hunger kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined
Stunted mental & physical growth (caused by malnourishment) in the first 1000 days of life is mostly irreversible
3.165 million children in South Africa suffer from household hunger
Global supplies of food exceed demand
SHN SA provides a sustainable solution to combat hunger
Our focus is on reaching the most vulnerable hungry: children, specifically those who attend pre-schools, or Early Childhood Development (ECDs). According to the University of Cape Town’s Children’s Institute, over 3 million children under the age of 17 are food insecure. In addition to this, the World Food Programme’s “1000 day window” study on the irreversible effects of malnutrition for children in their infancy has resulted in the design of the RISE AGAINST HUNGER AFRICA Hunger Eradication Programme.