RISE AGAINST HUNGER - Networking & Projects Meeting

Thu 16th November 2017 at 17.30 - 19.00

MEEETING TOPIC: JOINT PROJECT FOR RISE AGAINST HUNGER


Rise Against Hunger is an organisation we want to support as a joint undertaking with our local Rotary Clubs. 

Background:  We heard at our conference this year from Rotarians Irene and Eric Russell, Warrington Rotary Club, who inspired 29 clubs in their district to work together to fund and organise a meal-packaging event that would provide over 100,000 meals.  Later in the day we rolled up our sleeves donned gloves and caps and joined others in an extremely well-organised meal-packaging session that was great fun.

Proposal: Our aim now is to enlist local clubs who would be interested in joining us to bring a Rise Against Hunger meal-packaging event to this area.  Together we would set our goal and then get cracking with fund-raising, choosing a date/venue and enlisting volunteers. 

We have invited Rotarians Irene and Eric Russell from Warrington RC to speak at our November meeting.  Their talk will include:

·       Background of the charity Rise against Hunger & their links with Rotary & their involvement

·       Story of the Warrington 100k meal pack event

·       Impact visit to Kibera, Kenya

·       How clubs and districts can get involved

·       Project planning, fundraising and volunteer engagement

·       Rise against Hunger and Rotary in the UK

·       Questions and answers

Please check out the website www.riseagainsthunger.org you can also read Irene & Eric’s story - Blog, Growing the Movement, May 2017, ‘UK couple travels far & wide…’

Rise Against Hunger

www.riseagainsthunger.org

We do hope that Rotarians, volunteers and guests will join us to find out more and get involved in taking this idea forward to fruition!