News from the Field

Press Launch in Parliament

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

On the 3rd of July representatives from Feed the Hungry UK and Rise Against Hunger gathered at Millbank House in the House of Lords to launch a new partnership.

Feed the Hungry currently feed over 160,000 children around the world everyday and a lot of that food comes from Rise Against Hunger events.

Operations Director of Feed the Hungry UK, Gwyn Williams says “We are so thankful for our established relationship with Rise Against Hunger. We are already working together towards the same goal!”

A goal that Ray Buchanan, founder of the US organisation Rise Against Hunger sets out, ‘We know that if we continue doing our job, we should be able to end hunger forever by 2030.’

In order to achieve this aim both organisations have been hosting food packing events with corporate companies. These will continue to thrive but this new partnership will see the charities host community packing days around the UK giving supporters the unique opportunity to have hands on experience of the aid process.

So to put it simply…UK volunteers, in churches, community groups, schools or whoever, will pack the food and the next time it is opened it will be in the hands of grateful hungry children. It is an exciting opportunity to be part of the solution to world hunger.

The Rt Revd Tim Thornton, Bishop of Truro and soon to be Bishop at Lambeth comments at the launch:

“The new partnership between Feed the Hungry UK and Rise Against Hunger is a vital one. I am delighted to endorse this excellent work, which seeks to see worldwide food poverty eliminated by 2030. This is something which the church cannot stay silent on. The church must recognise the need afresh in places like South Sudan and see how it can educate and be a voice for those without a voice.

I am impressed at the opportunity that churches have to be involved in community food packing events and I would urge them any local church to see how it could host one.”

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