About Rise Against Hunger Philippines

Rise Against Hunger Philippines (RAHP) is a member of the global confederation of Rise Against Hunger (formerly known as Stop Hunger Now), an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030. Dietary Supplementation Program (DSP)

RAHP meals that are packed by individuals and groups of volunteers are used in the dietary supplementation program of RAHP. The standard duration of the implementation of the said program is 6 months, once a day, 5x a week. DSP can either be school-based or community-based. DSP is managed by RAHP but partners from different NGOs and LGUs implement the program. DSP of RAHP are also coupled with nutrition education sessions that will further improve their knowledge, attitudes and practices toward better nutrition. First 1000 Days

Rise Against Hunger Philippines has partnered with the Philippine government’s Department of Health (DOH) in its First 1,000 Days Program targeting pregnant and lactating women. Rise Against Hunger Meal packs are used in the dietary supplementation of pregnant and lactating women that visit rural health clinics for antenatal care, post-partum check-ups, mothers’ classes, nutrition classes, vitamin supplementation, vaccinations as well as medical check-ups of children. Monthly rations of meal packs are given to the women as they visit the clinics. The meals not only provide the necessary nutrition of the women but also serve as incentives to regularly visit the clinics and attend classes. The DOH partnership is on-going in the provinces of Zambales and Pampanga among 100 indigenous women. Health and nutrition of mothers and babies will be monitored with the help of Rural Health Units of different LGUs.