Rise Against Hunger and Volunteers Will Package Over 3 Million Meals Across the Country in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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The International Hunger Relief Non-Profit Will Inspire Thousands of Volunteers to Act on Ending Hunger and ‘Feed’ Dr. King’s Dream.

Volunteers box up meals at 'Feeding the Dream' event

"Dr. King once said, 'The time is always right to do what is right.' We believe that ending hunger is right as a matter of justice and a moral obligation,” said Rod Brooks, President and CEO of Rise Against Hunger.

Rise Against Hunger is partnering up with civic groups, corporations, and community volunteers all across the U.S. on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day to help solve one of the world’s most pressing issues — hunger. From January 14 - 28, the international hunger relief non-profit will inspire thousands of volunteers to package over 3 million hunger relief meals.

Around the globe, over 821 million people go to bed hungry each night — that’s about one in every nine people. In support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 2— ending hunger by 2030 — Rise Against Hunger aims to nourish, sustain and empower communities to see a world without hunger. Through the month of January, the International Hunger Relief non-profit will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who dreamed of a world without hunger and poverty, by holding its second annual ‘Feeding the Dream’ initiative.

"Dr. King once said, 'The time is always right to do what is right.' We believe that ending hunger is right as a matter of justice and a moral obligation,” said Rod Brooks, President and CEO of Rise Against Hunger, “We aim to honor Dr. King's legacy by empowering volunteers around the world to help end the scourge of hunger."

Rise Against Hunger plans to package around 3 million meals around the globe from January 14-28, joining together all ages and backgrounds in around 160 of the organization’s signature Meal Packaging Events.. The meals, comprised of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and 23 essential vitamins and minerals, will be sent to people in critical need all around the globe.

Rise Against Hunger will also encourage people to take action on Monday, January 21, by signing the zero hunger pledge. Each pledge signature will act as a representation for support of a hunger-free world by 2030 — just 11 years away.

Dr. King once said, “Why should there be hunger and deprivation in any land, in any city, at any table, when man has the resources and the scientific know-how to provide all mankind with the basic necessities of life? There is no deficit in human resources. The deficit is in human will.”

To learn more about Rise Against Hunger’s Feeding the Dream initiative and download social media shareable images to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., visit http://www.feedingthedream.org.

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