Lynchburg, VA (PRWEB) October 14, 2013
Stop Hunger Now Lynchburg will hold a grand opening to celebrate its warehouse location in Lynchburg on Wed., Oct. 16, 2013, at 21771 Timberlake Rd, Lynchburg, VA. The event will celebrate the accomplishments of the supporters, funders and meal packaging volunteers that helped establish Stop Hunger Now and package more than six million meals to date in Western VA.
“Stop Hunger Now has become an essential part of mission in our diocese,” says Aimee Bostwick, Youth Director of the Episcopal Diocese of the Southwest Virginia. “Through a Stop Hunger Now meal packaging event, members of our diocese, of all ages, come together and work side by side. They laugh, share stories and build the beloved community, all the while knowing that together they are affecting great change in the world with the work of their hands.”
The grand opening will include meal packaging demonstrations and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Stop Hunger Now Founder/International President Ray Buchanan will be on hand for the festivities.
Stop Hunger Now opened its popular and effective meal packaging program in Lynchburg to provide local residents a hands-on way to help end world hunger. Stop Hunger Now meal packaging events are a volunteer-based program that coordinates the streamlined packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, flavoring, and 21 essential vitamins and minerals.
Around the world, more than 868 million people lack adequate food and more than 25,000 die each day from hunger-related illnesses. Stop Hunger Now operates meal packaging locations in 17 cities throughout the U.S. and international locations in South Africa and Malaysia. More than 300,000 volunteers from corporations, churches, schools and civic organizations have packaged Stop Hunger Now meals.
Groups of all sizes and ages can organize a meal packaging event with Stop Hunger Now to assemble meals consisting of rice, soy, dehydrated, vegetables, and vitamins that are used to support development programs such as school feeding programs, vocational training programs, early childhood development programs, orphanages, and medical clinics. Working with these programs helps enhance lives by giving beneficiaries the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty through education, skills development, and health care while also receiving much needed nutrition.
For more information, contact Troy Henson at 434-420-2322.
In 2013, Stop Hunger Now is celebrating its 15th anniversary in its ongoing work to create a movement to end hunger. More than 100,000,000 meals have been packaged and distributed with other life-saving aid to 65 countries impacting millions of lives.
The organization is driven by a vision of a world without hunger and a mission to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-saving aid to the world's most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.
In its efforts to respond to emergency needs around the world Stop Hunger Now receives and distributes significant donations of in-kind aid. These donations are large quantities of food, medicines, medical supplies and other such items as may be of use in fighting hunger and providing relief in a crisis.