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How we work

Our Pathways to End Hunger model aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and our programs resonate with Goals #2 Zero Hunger, #3 Good Health & Well-being #4 Quality Education, #5 Gender Equality, #6 Clean Water & Sanitation and #12 Responsible Consumption and Production.


We target remote, last-mile communities within hunger pockets designated “serious” or higher on the Hunger Index, which are the hardest places to reach and are often difficult to access, lack communication and have poor infrastructure. Our pathways aim to support the immediate needs through provision of food supplements to the most impoverished and food insecure households while we work with local communities and build their capacity to achieve food and livelihood security. Through resilience building measures, we empower communities to develop coping and adaptation mechanisms to withstand shocks and trauma from disasters and hazards.

Nourishing lives

Safety Nets

While communities work toward a future in which they can thrive, vulnerable families and individuals still have basic, immediate needs. That’s why Rise Against Hunger India supports programs that provide nourishment, healthcare training, drinking water facilities, training of caregivers and other services that support the difficult journey out of poverty. Our pre-packaged nutrition meals support children’s attendance at school, incentivize adults to learn a new trade or bolster clinic patients’ health in order to lift entire communities for years to come.

Empowering Communities

Agriculture, Livestock and Income Generating Activities

We bolster agricultural production and incomes through programs promoting improved agricultural methods, business skills and market access. With training and access to quality seeds and fertilizers, farmers can increase production and harvest a variety of nutritious crops. Through such projects as nutrition smart agriculture, livestock promotion, increase in crop diversity, nutrition value chain enhancement in local food system, we provide pathways to diversifying diets and improving nutritional outcomes. Through income generating activities, skill enhancement and marketing facilitation, we help individuals increase their earning potential and consistent access to food.

Responding to emergencies


From droughts to floods or even a pandemic, food is often the most immediate need. When everyday access to food, wages, and market systems are destroyed in the wake of emergencies, Rise Against Hunger India works through a network of partners to address these needs. We strive to ensure aid is efficiently and effectively deployed to and received by communities when it is needed most.

Growing the movement

Rise Against Hunger India would not be able to accomplish its Nourishing Lives, Emergency Relief or Empowering Communities efforts without the support of our volunteers. Hunger elimination needs to become a movement, and everyone can play a role in creating a hunger-free world. We invite you to join our movement and be a hunger champion.

Impact Story

The impact is felt at multiple levels

Meals make a big difference!

Mathru Educational Trust has 33 residential blind children, 28 residential hearing impaired children and 32 children with special needs. Due to COVID-19, our Centre has been going through immense financial constraints and it has become very difficult to provide nutritious meals to our children. Due to the economic impact of the pandemic, we have lost most of our donors who used to support us. Rise Against Hunger India meal packets have been a big help in this hour of crisis. The meals provided were very useful and have helped us not jut to meet their food needs, but also to fulfil the nutritional requirements of these children.

Our children have been partaking Rise Against Hunger India meals for the past few years and we have seen good improvement in the children as the meals are a good source of Carbohydrates, Vitamins and Proteins.

“Rise Against Hunger India meals have been a boon for us to meet the food needs of our special children. Our institution faced major resource issues during the past year (due to COVID-19). With the cost saved from buying food, we were able to meet the daily expenses towards running the residential home for the children.”

Ms. Gubbi Mukta, Founder Secretary Mathru Educational Trust, Bangalore

Our Impact


Meals Served for COVID Relief


Total Meals Packaged Globally


Countries Served by Rise Against Hunger Network Worldwide


Lives Nourished in India

While all our meals are directed towards recipients within India, our global network members are actively supporting millions of vulnerable people around the world. Please visit Rise Against Hunger Global Reach page to see where meals and other life-changing aid have been distributed by our network of partner entities.