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Rise Against Hunger volunteers

RTI's D.C. staff rises up against hunger with packaging of 10,000 meals

October 2018: Roughly 50 staff members from RTI's Washington, D.C. office recently gathered to package meals during this year's 'Rise Against Hunger Meal Packaging' event. The RTI staff packaged 10,000 meals in 90 minutes.

Although this was the D.C. office's third consecutive year participating in the Rise Against Hunger event, this event was special, as it took place during RTI's 60th anniversary celebration. Through their volunteer work, the staff demonstrated 60 years of living our mission by "doing good where we live and work."

The board of RTI's Community Partnerships Program (CPP) sponsored this activity.

Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organization driven by the vision of a world without hunger. Its mission is to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-changing aid to the world's most vulnerable and creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.

"It was inspiring to see such a large number of our RTI colleagues take time out of their busy schedules to directly contribute to the fight against global hunger and malnutrition" said Amy Davies, RTI's vice president for food security and agriculture. "It shows that the staff of RTI don't just talk the talk–we walk the walk when it comes to helping feed the world."

"There are currently about 821 million hungry people in the world. RTI is helping to address this challenge through our work across our business units," she said.

The packaged meals will be sent to areas in need throughout the world, with the majority going to support school meal programs, vocational training and early childhood development programs, as well as orphanages and medical clinics. The meals are designed to provide a comprehensive array of micronutrients and include enriched rice, soy protein, dried vegetables, 23 essential vitamins and nutrients.