The following is an excerpt from an article posted in Riseagainsthunger.org  April  in  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.
Islamic Center of Greensboro receives rice pallets from our Charlotte warehouse.”

 

Read the post on Riseagainsthunger.org

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