Global Rice Shortage May Affect COTN’s Meal Marathon!


Our annual Meal Marathon in Washington state—the “285K” (a food-packaging event where volunteers package 285,000 rice/lentil meal packs, enough to fill a 40-ft. shipping container) may be in jeopardy due to the current global rice shortage. COTN’s Washington State Feeding Director, Dave Spoon and our COTN–Malawi Deputy Director Tom Mambo recently discussed the dilemma with a local newspaper reporter.

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Please call our offices at 360-698-7227 or email us at if you have rice to donate or have any information on relieving our rice shortage.