In 1998, envisioning a world without hunger, Ray Buchanan – a United Methodist minister – founded Stop Hunger Now. In 2017, Stop Hunger Now rebranded to become Rise Against Hunger. After enlisting as a U.S. Marine during the Vietnam War, Ray Buchanan quickly recognized that accomplishing a mission required “commitment to something larger than yourself.” Rise Against Hunger’s approach to ending hunger centers on mobilizing a global network of hunger champions. Rise Against Hunger meal packaging volunteers produce millions of nutritious meals annually that are then distributed to partners in countries around the world. Those partners are best able to address the causes and effects of hunger based on their local presence and expertise. Through Rise Against Hunger’s thorough monitoring and evaluation promise, they ensure the meals distributed by those partners are used as a tool to change lives by promoting education, improving student’s health and nutrition, addressing gender inequalities, stimulating economic growth, and fighting child labor.