Linggo, Setyembre 2, 2018

Rise Against Hunger launched “This is possible” shows the world that it is Possible to End Hunger!

“Our mission is to end hunger in our lifetime, and the first real step is to activate a worldwide movement. “It will take the help and support from the global community to accomplish this goal, but with participation, financial contribution, volunteerism, and heart, each person can change the life of another and put an end to suffering from starvation.” ~Tom Barbitta, Chief Marketing Officer of Rise Against Hunger


Last August 31st Rise Against Hunger Philippines officially launches this campaign with “Beacons of Joy,” a gathering held at the Conrad Hotel Manila to shine the light on those who have made extraordinary efforts in rising against hunger and bringing joy and relief to communities across the country. The culmination of the Global Campaign - THIS IS POSSIBLE.  From New York City, USA to Italy, Malaysia, India, South Africa, and in the Philippines. Together, all rise against hunger! Celebrated with guests, donors, impact partners, volunteers and community beneficiaries in creating a movement to end hunger.


"Rise Against Hunger, its donors, volunteers and beneficiaries join the global community in ending hunger by 2030. With the ‘Power of We,’ 2030 is possible." ~Mr. Jomar Fleras, Executive Director Rise Against Hunger Philippines

It was fun having the chance to experience the meal packaging activity, I felt in my simple way how it feels like to be a volunteer for Rise Against Hunger. We were told that the last people who participated in packing were the Miss Universe Candidates along with the Conrad Hotel Executives. Now that is such a privilege and a good deed at the same time.



Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief non-profit organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable.

Tom Barbitta, Chief Marketing Officer of Rise Against Hunger

In line with the celebration of their 20th year, the organization has launched “This is possible,” a global movement to end world hunger by 2030 — a vision aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #2.


The event included messages from Rise Against Hunger’s various partners and stakeholders—government representatives, corporate partners, impact partners, and beneficiaries—the beacons of joy to the Filipinos in need. Outside the event, hundreds of passersby witnessed the campaign’s launch with a video display at the Mall of Asia Globe on Friday evening.


Conrad Manila Crew pledge of support to End Hunger by 2030
Around the world, just over 815 million people lack adequate food. One in nine people goes to bed hungry each night. Rise Against Hunger works to meet immediate nutritional needs today and empower the ability to build strong, resilient communities tomorrow.



Rise Against Hunger Philippines is the latest in the organization’s twenty-five U.S. and five international locations to take part in the “This is possible.” campaign. In 2014, Rise Against Hunger opened a dedicated location in the Philippines, led by Executive Director Jomar Fleras, following the devastating aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda.

Launching of This Is Possible Campaign at the SM MOA Globe

Since its inception, Rise Against Hunger Philippines has packaged over 252 million meals. In 2018, the organization established the Good Food Grocer, the country’s first food bank sells nutritious food at discount prices, as well as distributes food to informal settlers and children in daycare centers.

Ms. Yolly Ong, RAH PH Vice President
The “This is possible.” campaign was first launched in February 2018 in New York City, where thousands of people joined together in Times Square to sign pledges to end hunger. The campaign was created to build awareness and drive a global movement to end hunger by the year 2030. So far, the initiative has also been launched in Italy, Malaysia, India and South Africa.

To learn how to get involved, visit riseagainsthungerphilippines.org.

A commitment to something that is larger than yourself.


ABOUT RISE AGAINST HUNGER

Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization, aims to show the world that it is, in fact, possible to end hunger by the year 2030. With twenty-five U.S. locations and five international offices, the organization is committed to nourishing lives, providing emergency aid, empowering communities, and growing the hunger movement. Rise Against Hunger has facilitated meal packaging of more than 409 million meals to be distributed to countries around the world.



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