Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a leading voice in the fight against hunger, spoke on the House floor to continue raising awareness and highlight the partnership between Rise Against Hunger and Kraft Heinz, working together as global leaders in bringing food aid to millions around the world.
Full Text of Congressman McGovern’s Speech:
“Rise Against Hunger, under the leadership of Rod Brooks, is a charitable organization committed to ending global hunger by 2030.
“They partner with other charities, faith-based organizations, and corporations to host meal packaging events across the country, where volunteers assemble nutritious meals that are sent to over 40 countries.
“On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to participate in a Rise Against Hunger Meal Packaging Event sponsored by the Kraft Heinz Company. I joined 100 volunteers to package 7,500 meals that will reach hungry families across the globe.
“Last year alone, Rise Against Hunger engaged over 387,000 volunteers at over 3,000 events nationwide to assemble over 64 million meals that reached nearly 1.1 million hungry people!
“I applaud Kraft Heinz and its CEO Bernardo Hees for their commitment to packing 1 billion meals over the next five years, and I appreciate all that Rise Against Hunger does to address chronic malnutrition and alleviate poverty worldwide.