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 over 225 million meals to people in need across a total of 74 countries. This averages out to 12.5 million meals donated per year, primarily through school feeding programs.
Zambrero formed a partnership with Rise Against Hunger to ensure that the meals our customers have donated were distributed to the right people and in the right way and to make sure tackling world hunger would be a sustainable process, working in synergy with local communities.
When selecting a partner to work with, our Founder Dr Sam Prince was particularly impressed by the fact that a large amount of the meals donated via Rise Against Hunger were distributed through school feeding programs. Simultaneously promoting education as a promise of a hot, nutritious meal. In poverty-stricken communities, this promise of a meal gives parents additional incentive to send their children to school each day, instead of to work or in search for food.
While donating meals provides much needed and immediate relief to local communities, we recognise that beating world hunger takes much more than providing meals alone. The benefit of partnering with an established organisation like Rise Against Hunger means that not only can we all help combat hunger and malnutrition within these areas, but we can also help to break the hunger-cycle through education. By donating meals to school feeding programs, we are increasing the likelihood that those children will have the chance to learn and develop skills to help provide a better future for themselves and their children.
Rod Brooks, President & CEO, Rise Against Hunger talks about our partnership,
“Zambrero and Rise Against Hunger share a vision of a world without hunger and together we’ve created an easy way for Zambrero customers to join us in our mission to end hunger in our lifetime. Through the simple act of purchasing a Zambrero burrito or bowl, customers are helping us provide a nutritional meal that is life changing for those who receive it. The impact of this simple act is huge!”
For more about Rise Against Hunger visit their website at www.riseagainsthunger.org