The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) announces its support for Rise Against Hunger, a national nonprofit dedicated to ending hunger by 2030, by donating $25,000 to help feed Americans in need.

The donation will be used to support one of Rise Against Hunger’s signature Meal Packaging Events in five cities: Atlanta; Birmingham, Ala; Chattanooga, Tenn; Kansas City, Mo; and Harrisburg, Pa.

These events, staffed by volunteers, coordinate the streamlined packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals. After packaging, the meals are shipped to countries around the globe and distributed to beneficiaries in critical need.

In total, nearly 600 volunteers will come together to provide an estimated 180,000 meals (approximately 36,000 meals in each of the five cities), according to a media release from Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation.

APTQI Executive Director Nick Patel presented the check to Rise Against Hunger recently at their Houston packaging location.

“As advocates for good health and wellness, we are proud to help address hunger, an issue that impacts individuals and families across the globe,” Patel says, in the release. “The APTQI is proud to support Rise Against Hunger’s Meal Packaging Events to continue our commitment to charitable giving.”

Rise Against Hunger operates meal packaging locations in 25 cities throughout the US and five international locations in South Africa, Malaysia, the Philippines, Italy and India. In the past year, more than 398,000 volunteers from corporations, churches, schools, and civic organizations packaged Rise Against Hunger meals. Since 1998, volunteers in the US and worldwide have packaged more than 439 million meals and provided aid in the form of emergency relief, medical supplies, clothing, school supplies and more to people in need, the release continues.

APTQI member companies contributing to this donation include Athletico Physical Therapy, ATI Physical Therapy, CORA Physical Therapy, Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, Ivy Rehab Network, Select Physical Therapy, Upstream Rehabilitation, and U.S. Physical Therapy Inc.

[Source(s): Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation, PRWeb]