On Saturday, November 2, CBM’s Assistant Controller Lisa Sippel and Tax Process Manager Lucy Gomez joined a large group of volunteers from the McLean Rotary Club to assemble meals in support of Rise Against Hunger, an organization that provides millions of meals to those in need in developing nations around the world.
The meals prepared during their event, which consisted of soy beans, dried vegetables, rice and vitamin packets, went to help patients hospitalized in the nation of Yemen. Despite Rise Against Hunger’s long tenure (the group was founded as Stop Hunger Now 20 years ago), this was the first time that the charity was able to ship meals to Yemen, creating a swell of excitement for the charity and participating volunteers. The hard work of three shifts of volunteers, including Lisa and Lucy, resulted in 285,000 meals.
As Lisa explained of the group’s work: “The meals that Rise of Hunger creates often gets routed to schools around the world, motivating parents to send their kids to be educated that knowing, knowing their children will also have access to their only real meal of the day. Our work today serves the community in Yemen for the first time ever.”
According to group founder, Bob Hahne, Rise Against Hunger has packaged and delivered an estimated 3 million meals since it was created.
Congratulations to Lisa and Lucy for a job well done.
Individuals interested in supporting the organization can make a donation online. Click here for more information.