About Rise Against Hunger℠’s new name and pathways to end hunger & our partnership

Founded in 1998, our key meal distribution partner Rise Against Hunger, formerly known as Stop Hunger Now, may have undergone a change in their name but the core of their mission, like ours, remains the same. 
This mission is to help end world hunger within our lifetime. On 26th January 2017, Stop Hunger Now formally changed their name to Rise Against Hunger. When faced with a trademark challenge around the Stop Hunger Now name, the organisation viewed this as a...
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Spotlight On.. Rise Against Hunger and Zambrero

Donating a meal with every burrito or bowl sold is a critical step in Zambrero’s mission to help end world hunger. Just as important to this however is distributing the meals donated to those who need it most. That’s where our international partner Rise Against Hunger plays a pivotal role in the success of our Plate 4 Plate initiative. Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief agency, was started in 1998 by Ray Buchanan. Since then, the organisation has provided...
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Hunger, Australia’s Hidden Issue

Most Australians consider hunger as something belonging to a poor ‘developing’ nation as it is not common knowledge that it is a big issue in our backyard, but over 43,000 people each month or two million a year are being turned away empty handed after seeking food relief. The 2016 Foodbank Hunger Report has shown that food insecurity in Australia – meaning those affected don’t have enough food for themselves or other family members, and can’t afford to buy more...
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Dr Sam Prince’s most profound moment in the Plate 4 Plate journey

Last year Zambrero founder Dr Sam Prince went to Vietnam on Zambrero’s Vision Trip to see the work of Rise Against Hunger firsthand. It was a journey that affected him profoundly. “When I looked at the kids I got a visceral reaction – that could have been me.  There are children out there like I was that are in school right now but might not make it to secondary school. It makes me realise I want to do more to...
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Stories from the Field: Nicaragua

Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries in Latin America, second only to Haiti.  Thirty percent of the population live on less than $2 a day. Zambrero’s Plate 4 Plate initiative is helping lift Nicaraguans out of poverty, by supporting Rise Against Hunger’s meal distribution via local aid partner ORPHANetwork. ORPHANetwork supports 155 feeding programs in the country’s poorest communities. It serves 18,000 Rise Against Hunger meals every week to abandoned, abused and at-risk children in schools, orphanages and local...
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Cris from the Philippines’ story

Rise Against Hunger’s local Philippines partner International Care Ministries has served the ultra­poor in the Philippines since 1992. In the past few years, ICM’s community­ based, holistic solutions have reached more than 500,000 people living in poverty across the Visayas and Mindanao regions. After ICM’s four­ month transform program, including a provision of meals distributed by Rise Against Hunger, participants experience a: 95% increase in household income 31% decrease in serious illnesses 27% decrease in those going hungry at least...
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