Carnegie Mellon University

Rise Against Hunger

Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) is an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030.

Rise Against Hunger’s meal packaging program is a volunteer-based initiative that coordinates the assembly-line packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals. The program was created to give dedicated individuals and organizations — from businesses to civic clubs — the opportunity to participate in a hands-on international hunger relief program and to become educated, engaged advocates for the world’s hungry.

792.5 million                     

people across the world don’t receive enough nutrition to lead an active, healthy life.

376,000 volunteers           

around the globe put their hands on hunger in 2016.

1 million                            

lives nourished by Rise Against Hunger meals and other aid in 2016.


meals packaged by over 600 CMU Community volunteers in November 2016 in 90 minutes.

Stop Hunger Now 2015