Forever Living has always had a heart for helping others and you may have noticed that in recent years we’ve partnered with an incredible charity called Rise Against Hunger.
Rise Against Hunger (riseagainsthunger.org) is an international hunger relief organisation that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable. They do this by providing food packages to those who are in immediate need – often school children, patients in hospitals or vulnerable adults in the community. Over the years Forever has supported the charity by packing food parcels for them; last year, globally, we packed 1,500,000 meals and this year we’ve set ourselves the challenge of packing and donating a whopping five million meals to this worthy cause – a figure that we believe is achievable if all Forever country offices band together!
This may still seem like a massive undertaking, but we know how much of an impact this will make. For many vulnerable people and children across the world, these food parcels are their lifeline. If a child is unable to access food, their education, health and family life will suffer. To hear an inspiring true story about how these food parcels can positively affect a child’s life, click here.
We are determined to wipe out poverty one child at a time...
These Rise Against Hunger meals are used to support education and sustainable community empowerment programmes in countries facing the most critical food insecurity. Since our first meal packing event, we have packaged millions of meals from our Home Office in Arizona, Sweden, South Africa, Germany, Italy, India and, of course, the UK. We have also expanded our reach with Rise Against Hunger to help communities in need find sustainability and independence through longer-term solutions.
Last year Forever UK held an event where staff and hundreds of volunteers packed food parcels consisting of enriched rice, soy protein and dried vegetables. Each pack also included a special sachet that contains twenty-three of the essential vitamins lacking by the children and patients – these are the nutrients that help prevent a person from becoming malnourished!
Our hope is to hold a similar event this summer in the UK, but in the meantime you can follow our global progress by visiting foreverwerise.org.
Have you ever been involved in a Rise Against Hunger packing event? Share your experience in the comments below.