Rise Against Hunger’s Corporate Partner Forever Living Products Announces 1 Million Meal Goal in 2017
Forever Living Products has announced plans to package one million meals in 2017 with global nonprofit Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now). The international grower and manufacturer of Aloe Vera and bee products announced plans to expand their partnership with Rise Against Hunger and package meals for the world’s hungry at events throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East and South Africa.
Forever Living Products held their first large event with Rise Against Hunger in 2015 when employees packaged 300,000 meals at a Global Rally in Singapore. In 2016, the event was held in Johannesburg, South Africa where 350,000 meals were packaged. The Rise Against Hunger meals are used through school feeding and other programs to promote self-sufficiency.
“Working with Rise Against Hunger (Stop Hunger Now) has been a really powerful experience for us,” said Gregg Maughan, President of Forever Living Products. “Their mission to end world hunger resonates with us and has really empowered our Forever Business Owners to get more involved. We are so excited to take on the challenge to pack one million meals in 2017!”
Kicking off with an event to package more than 50,000 meals at the Home Office in Scottsdale, Arizona, Forever Living Products country offices all around the world have already committed to reaching the 1 million meal goal. Also in January, Sweden committed to packaging 200,000 meals and Germany an additional 26,000. India, Italy and Greece have also shared their plans to package more than 150,000 meals combined during summer and fall events, with many more countries planning events throughout the year. In addition, Forever Living Products will also organize an event to package several hundred thousand meals at the 2017 Global Rally in Dubai in April.
Around the world, nearly 795 million people lack adequate food. Rise Against Hunger operates meal packaging locations in 20 cities throughout the U.S. and six international locations in South Africa, Malaysia, the Philippines, Italy, India and Peru. Last year, more than 353,000 volunteers from corporations, churches, schools and civic organizations packaged Rise Against Hunger meals.
Rise Against Hunger meal packaging events are a volunteer-based program that coordinates the streamlined packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables and 23 essential vitamins and minerals.
About Rise Against Hunger
Rise Against Hunger works to end hunger by providing food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable people, and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources. Based in Raleigh, N.C., Rise Against Hunger operates meal packaging programs in 20 U.S. cities and in South Africa, Malaysia, India, Italy, Peru and the Philippines. To date, Rise Against Hunger and its global partners have packaged more than 300 million meals. For more information visit www.riseagainsthunger.org.
About Forever Living Products
Founded in 1978, Forever Living Products is the largest grower and manufacturer of Aloe Vera and Bee products in the world. The company sells personal care, weight management, skincare and beauty products using a network of independent business owners in 158 countries around the world. For more information visit www.foreverliving.com.