Ray Buchanan, a United Methodist minister, founded Rise Against Hunger in 1998. The nonprofit organization's mission is to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable.

One of their major programs is volunteer meal-packing. Madison United Methodist Church is holding a Rise Against Hunger meal-packing program on Sunday, March 25 at 9:30 a.m. (during Sunday School Classes).


Volunteers will participate in assembly-line packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals.


Madison UMC's goal is to pack 20,000 meals. According to the RAH website, a group of 40 to 50 volunteers can package a little over 10,000 meals in about two hours.

If we can get 150-200 people to participate, we can reach our goal in one hour! There is no training, and no experience necessary. We welcome people of all ages to participate.

To learn more about Rise Against Hunger, visit their website RiseAgainstHunger.org.