For the third year in a row, Project Awestruck will add feeding thousands and thousands of people overseas to it’s summer bucket list items. This year’s packing event is sponsored by Holy Cross’ Be The Church, their ministry movement with a mission to serve the Indianapolis community and the world!
And this year, they invite the community to join!
Before the Festival, all Project Awestruck participants will spend 2 hours Saturday afternoon packaging 30,000 meals for those in need, a project developed by Rise Against Hunger. Sessions begin at 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM on Saturday, July 15th. Register by July 10th!
Who is Rise Against Hunger?
Rise Against Hunger is driven by the vision of a world without hunger. Our mission is to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable and creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.
What Do They Do?
Since our founding in 1998, they have provided over 225 million meals in 73 countries. This year, they will package 45 million meals, and ship over $9 million in donated aid, mainly vitamins and medical supplies.
Based in Raleigh, N.C., they operate meal-packaging programs at 20 cities in the U.S. and in South Africa, Malaysia, India, Italy, Peru and the Philippines.
They have engaged over 500,000 corporate, student, civic and faith-based volunteers in meal-packaging. In just under two hours, a group of 40 to 50 volunteers can package 10,152 nutrient-rich meals for the undernourished globally. They also educate volunteers about hunger and inspire them to help end it.
How They Do It?
They distribute meals through feeding programs operated by partner organizations in developing countries that promote education, encourage children to attend school, improve students’ health and nutrition, address gender inequalities, stimulate economic growth, fight child labor, and are crucial to address global issues.
They also provide meals in response to crises as well as cash grants to organizations in developing countries. In 2013, we distributed $252,800 in grants supporting education projects, providing school supplies, and assisting victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
They count on donors for funds to operate our programs, and for in-kind contributions of food and other life-saving aid. In 2013, donors contributed nearly $12 million, including $9 million worth of donated goods through 48 shipments to 16 countries. They are responsible stewards of donations they receive, investing 87.9 percent of expenses in our programs.
For more information go to Rise Against Hunger‘s website