DALLAS, Feb. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- 821 million people – one out of every nine people walking this earth – are affected by hunger. Breaking this cycle of poverty requires four things: supplying nourishment for those in need, providing additional training or services that lead to self-supporting and sustainable communities, responding to emergencies through crisis relief, and empowering communities through agriculture and income generating initiatives.
With those realities in mind, Le-Vel, the worldwide leader in human nutritional innovation, committed to a long-term partnership with global relief organization Rise Against Hunger in August 2018 to eliminate worldwide hunger by 2030. To meet that objective, Le-Vel announced the launch of Thrive Nourish, a humanitarian aid mix that delivers protein and nutritional benefits. #ThriveAgainstHunger, a call to action that challenges Thrivers everywhere to take a stand against one of the world's most urgent crises, has been hugely successful to date, with over 266,000 meals delivered to those in need.
Like all Le-Vel products, Thrive Nourish is based on premium-grade ingredients, but it's tailored to address the specific needs of nutritionally deficient individuals – particularly those with a lack of protein in their diets. Rise Against Hunger meals, packaged by volunteers, are designed to provide a comprehensive array of micronutrients. The meals include enriched rice, soy protein, dried vegetables, 23 essential vitamins and nutrients.
Rise Against Hunger's Nourishing Lives Initiative distributes Rise Against Hunger meals in schools where need is most critical. Some of these students also receive Thrive Nourish. Students who receive adequate nutrition are far more likely to enroll in school, remain in attendance and, ultimately, graduate. Safety net programs like this one, along with additional skills training and services, promote sustainability and can break the cycle of poverty.
"With Le-Vel, we've been able to provide Thrive Nourish in the countries we serve – giving our beneficiaries another source of protein, protecting against deficiency and allowing children to stay in school. Thrive Nourish also is being given to chronically ill medical patients around the world. The protein it delivers is a key component of the recovery process and helps patients get back on track to a healthy future," said Ray Buchanan, Founder of Rise Against Hunger.
"Nobody should be suffering from hunger in 2019 when we have the means to wipe out this humanitarian crisis," say Le-Vel Co-CEOs Jason Camper and Paul Gravette. "That's why Le-Vel is passionate about working with Rise Against Hunger to create a world free of hunger. It's absolutely possible, and we're not going to give up until that vision is a reality."
About Le-Vel Founded in 2012 by Jason Camper and Paul Gravette, Le-Vel formulates and sells nutritional/health and wellness products and is the only health and wellness company that uses cloud-based technology for its day-to-day operations.
Le-Vel products include the THRIVE Experience (consisting of the three core products THRIVE Premium Lifestyle DFT, THRIVE Premium Lifestyle Capsules and THRIVE Premium Lifestyle Mix), Activate, Boost, Balance, Black Label, White Label, Café, DUO, Expand, FORM, THRIVE BITES, THRIVEFIT, THRIVE K, Move, PRO, Rest, Pure and BURN. Le-Vel has more than 8 million Customer and Brand Promoter accounts, currently ships within the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Mexico. In early 2018, less than six years after the company's inception, Le-Vel reached a milestone of $1.5 billion in lifetime orders.
Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization, aims to show the world that it is, in fact, possible to end hunger by the year 2030. With 28 U.S. locations and five international offices, the organization is committed to nourishing lives, providing emergency aid, empowering communities and growing the hunger movement. Rise Against Hunger has facilitated meal packaging of more than 451 million meals to be distributed to 74 countries around the world.