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Who we Are

Rise Against Hungeris an international is an international hunger relief organization that works to end hunger and malnutrition around the world. The organization was founded in 1998 as Stop Hunger Now and was later renamed Rise Against Hunger in 2017.

Rise Against Hunger’s mission is to provide food and aid to communities in need, and to empower those communities to become self-sufficient in the long term. The organization operates in more than 75 countries, and works with partners on the ground to distribute meals and provide resources such as education and healthcare.

Rise Against Hunger Africa, the African subsidiary was established in South Africa in 2009 with the goal of addressing hunger and malnutrition in Africa.

Rise Against Hunger Africa primarily engages volunteers in meal packaging events across South Africa, where groups come together to assemble nutritious meals that are then distributed to Early Childhood Development centres and communities in need. These events are a way for individuals and businesses to make a tangible impact in the fight against hunger in Africa.

Rise Against Hunger Africa operates their own distribution network alongside partnering with local organisations to distribute meals, facilitate sustainable farming projects and coordinating disaster relief activities.



Rise Against Hunger Africa offers a social investment opportunity to provide fully balanced nutritional meals for children necessary for their holistic development.


Our ECD Connect Programme focuses primarily  on providing nutritious meals for children between the ages of 1 to 6 years old. This is critical for them during their developmental years. This programme is also an outcomes based programme with solid measurable results. 

We assist unregistered Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDs) to improve their facilities and teacher training in order for them to meet Department of Basic Education standards and obtain registration. This is achieved through the savings created by receiving donated meals from Rise Against Hunger Africa.


Staying true to our mission and vision, we set-up vegetable gardens within the communities we work. These gardens provide job opportunities, training facilities, nutritious vegetables for our ECD’s and create a platform to empower women to start their own ‘micro vegetable market’ business.

Rise Against Hunger Africa implements and manages these projects end-to-end to ensure the succes of the garden. Comprehensive and consistent Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is also conducted by the RAH team.

Once the gardens reach their production potential, an average of 50% of the produce is donated to the ECD’s we support in the community, and the other portion is sold via our “Women’s Social Enterprise Development” programme. this provides the project longevity and ultimately sustainability.

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Sustainable Development Goals

Rise Against Hunger Africa aligns itself with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, 2, 3, 4, and 17. Our programmes strategically aim to eradicate hunger, by providing nutritious meals in the education space and working closely with our partners. 

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FROM THE Chief executive officer

 Brian Gary NELL

As the CEO of Rise Against Hunger Africa, I am fortunate to spend my days doing something that genuinely makes an impact. Driving this is a passion for collaboration, sustainable development, and making a difference in the lives of the children we support. 

Being in this position is a privilege – but it’s also a huge responsibility. We owe it to our donors, our staff, and most importantly, to the beneficiaries we serve to do our best. That’s what drives me each and every day. 

If you’re passionate about making a difference and want to make a real impact, please get in touch. Together, we can create a better future for the children of Africa.

Brian Nell CEO Rise Against Hunger

OUR BOARD We are privileged to have a diverse and talented strategic leadership. To see any of our Board Member's biographies, simply click on their name.


Neville Martin


Rastum Naidoo


Non-Executive Director



Non-Executive Director

Sean Beautement


Non-Executive Director

Nkhesani Kapena


Non-Executive Director

Anushka Cropped


Non-Executive Director