For the last 5 years, Red Star Yeast has worked hand in hand with Rise Against Hunger to build awareness about hunger and to actively involve our employees, customers and fans in making a difference. While 821 million people don’t get the food they need to live a healthy life, the number of people facing hunger has dropped by 14% in just the last few decades. The United Nations declared that it IS possible to end hunger by the year 2030, and we want to play a part in making that dream become reality.
While Rise Against Hunger provided support to people facing hunger in 36 countries last year, Red Star Yeast is working with the nonprofit on focused impact in Nicaragua — one of the poorest countries in Latin America with low incomes and food insecurity. Nearly 30 percent of Nicaraguan families live in poverty and survive on less than $1.25 daily. Rise Against Hunger provides meals and aid for school feeding and other life-changing programs in the country, including those that serve orphans and at-risk children. Maynor Aragon is now a successful university student in Nicaragua, pursuing a degree in broadcast journalism, but once received Rise Against Hunger meals. Maynor recently shared, “Receiving meals from Rise Against Hunger has totally changed my life. It was not just about the meals I received or the support they provided, it was about giving someone like me the opportunity to survive and do something with my life! There are thousands of children all over the world born into poverty and hunger. I know a lot about these children; I was one of them. I want to be a voice for those whose stories are waiting to be heard. We can end hunger by 2030.”
Each time you purchase a Red Star Yeast product, a portion of all proceeds is donated to help Rise Against Hunger provide meals and aid to children and families in need. Our goal is to provide over 200,000 meals annually. Look for the Red Star Yeast label on your grocery shelves, and create change when you make your baking purchases at the register.
We’ve asked some of our partner bloggers to whip up their best double batch recipe to spread the spirit of giving. Bake and share your favorites with co-workers, friends, neighbors or those in need in your home town — and spread your own bit of joy! Check out these Bake & Share Recipes, and start baking up the goodness.
Since 2014, Red Star Yeast employees and customers have provided 100,000 Rise Against Hunger meals through volunteer service events across the U.S. — making an impact in the lives of nearly 1,000 children, youth and adults in Haiti, Nepal, Nicaragua, Zambia and Zimbabwe.