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“Rice Goes First": Our Partnerships to Distribute Rice Locally to Those in Need

Janae C Author
By Janae Curtain on April 13, 2020

You may have heard our Rise Against Hunger staff say, “Rice Goes Last” at meal packaging events — but when it came to supporting our local communities in the midst of the health crisis, rice came first! In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have postponed all meal packaging events, and our organization now has an abundance of previously purchased rice in our warehouses that can be utilized. Through collaboration with our partners, we are distributing rice to local food banks and humanitarian partners across the country. Because rice has a long shelf-life and the ability to be used in many different ways, recipients will not need to return frequently to the food bank, thus reducing the contact and reducing the potential for virus spread. Check out the photos below to see how we’re doing what we can to help out during this time of need!

Our Charlotte warehouse makes a rice delivery in partnership with Islamic Relief USA to the Faith Action International House in Greensboro, NC.
Rice is being distributed to World Relief Durham in by our Raleigh warehouse in sponsorship of Islamic Relief USA.
Our Atlanta warehouse delivered eight pallets of rice (336 bags) to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
The Dallas Fort Worth warehouse donated 2,950 pounds of rice to Lovers Lane United Methodist Church. The church has a feeding program to provide fresh produce, rice and beans to about 300 families a week during the crisis.
Rice shipments from our Charlotte warehouse were sent to Jalloh’s Upright Services in Greensboro, NC.
Nonprofit organization One Step Further receives a rice shipment in Greensboro, NC.
Rotary Club of Katy, Rotary E-club, and Rotary West U Club teamed up with our Houston warehouse to sponsor meals to the Houston Food Bank and Katy Christian Ministries in Houston, Texas.
Islamic Center of Greensboro receives rice pallets from our Charlotte warehouse.
World Relief Triad located in High Point, NC receives shipments of rice from Rise Against Hunger.
Our Philadelphia Warehouse, along with the partnership of Rotary Clubs, distributed rice pallets to local food banks and organizations in New Jersey and Delaware.

Rise Against Hunger continues to collaborate with U.S.-based and international partners to serve those in need in the midst of this global crisis. To join us in our ongoing fight to end hunger, please take action or donate today.