Growing a Better World, One Meal at a Time: Our Partnership with The Kraft Heinz Company Foundation
Rise Against Hunger has partnered with The Kraft Heinz Company Foundation since 2013 to help undernourished children and families in developing countries around the globe reach their full potential. Kraft Heinz developed a life-changing addition to our meals through the Kraft Heinz Micronutrient Campaign — the company’s signature humanitarian program. Each Rise Against Hunger meal includes micronutrient powders containing 19 essential vitamins and minerals for healthy growth and development. Each serving of micronutrients provides an entire day’s worth of nutrition, and has been proven effective in preventing and treating iron-deficiency anemia and other vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
More than 167 million Rise Against Hunger meals containing the Kraft Heinz micronutrients have been distributed in 43 countries, nourishing the lives of nearly 1.7 million people around the globe. The meals are used to implement both immediate and long-term solutions to world hunger through support of education, nutrition, agriculture and sustainable community programs.
In addition to the micronutrient program, The Kraft Heinz Company Foundation sponsors Rise Against Hunger meal packaging events to engage its global workforce and community members in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. Its employees have packaged more than 3.6 million meals since 2013. In 2017, The Kraft Heinz Company and its Foundation announced its commitment to provide 1 billion nutritious meals to those in need by 2021 in support of its vision to “Grow a Better World.”