Bengaluru, 22nd August 2019: States of Karnataka and Maharashtra are fighting the natural calamity and the areas affected needs a lot of rebuilding. The families in these areas need immediate assistance and also essential items to sustain themselves until normalcy is restored. Rise Against Hunger India has come forward to lend support to the worst affected areas of Karnataka and Maharashtra.
Rise Against Hunger India, an international hunger relief organization, is continuously monitoring the situation of the affected states of Karnataka and Maharashtra. In Karnataka 1,250 families from Hirekere village of Chikodi Taluk, Belagavi District have lost their homes and belongings to the fury of flood waters. RAHI has reached out to 100 families and distributed meals in Hirekere with the help of RAHI’s NGO partner Gilgal Trust.
SAP in association with RAHI organised meal packaging event where in 50 of its employees helped to package 10,000 meals on the 22nd of August. These meals will be distributed to the affected families in Kittur village of Haveri District.
In Maharashtra a total of 6,800 families from Karnoor and Bidri belonging to Kagal Tehsil in Kolhapur District have lost everything in the floods. In association with RAHI, Hershey’s has done meal packaging event in their Mumbai premises and about 10,000 meals have been packed. These meals were distributed to 100 families in these villages with the help of RAHI’s NGO partner in Maharashtra, Hope World Wide.
Mr. Dola Mohapatra, Executive Director, Rise Against Hunger India said, “We are deeply moved by this catastrophe which has struck both the states. We are thankful to our corporate and NGO partners who have helped us in the reaching out to the families, who are in distress and in providing them meals along with the necessary items. Rise Against Hunger India has committed to provide comprehensive support to the to the most needy people, affected by the floods. We are doing our best to reach the neediest and help them.”
About Rise Against Hunger India (RAHI):
Rise against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization, aims to show the world that it is, in fact, possible to end hunger by the year 2030. In 2014, RAH India was created as an independent entity in India, formally registered as ‘Stop Hunger Now India’ but later changed to Rise Against Hunger India in 2017. Headquartered in Bangalore, RAH India program began in 2015 due to increased interest and support by corporate partners to involve in meal packaging program. RAHI is committed to nourishing lives, providing emergency aid, empowering communities and growing the hunger movement. From floods to droughts, RAHI has been actively responding to emergencies. The team actively works towards bolstering agricultural production and income through various agricultural methods, business skills and market access.
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