Stop Hunger Now Expanding to the Salt Lake Market to Empower Volunteers to Work on Behalf of the Hungry

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Stop Hunger Now Salt Lake City will hold its first showcase event to celebrate the expansion of its popular meal packaging program into Utah. The showcase will be held at Molding Box headquarters on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, from 5:00-7:00pm at 2625 South 600 West, Salt Lake City.

Volunteers package meals with Stop Hunger Now

Stop Hunger Now Salt Lake City will hold its first showcase event to celebrate the expansion of its popular meal packaging program into Utah. The showcase will be held at Molding Box headquarters on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, from 5:00-7:00pm at 2625 South 600 West, Salt Lake City. The event will introduce Stop Hunger Now to Salt Lake City and demonstrate how the organization provides a turn-key, hands-on opportunity that helps feed the hungry, transform lives and deliver a meaningful event for volunteers.

“Stop Hunger Now’s arrival in Utah allows our already charitable community to create purposeful and effective change worldwide,” says Ian Peterson, Vice President of Print Operations at Molding Box. “In an effort to end world hunger, Molding Box is proud to be involved with such an important organization and is committed to being a part of the solution.”

Stop Hunger Now recently opened its popular and effective meal packaging program in Salt Lake City 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.

Stop Hunger Now recently was voted a top Corporate Social Responsibility initiative by the Professional Convention Management Association’s Convene Magazine.

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 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.

This showcase event will include meal packaging demonstrations and Stop Hunger Now CEO Rod Brooks will be in attendance. Learn how this exceptional team building program will have participants feeling great about their organization and the impact they can have on the world in just a few short hours.

“What we want everyone to know is that hunger is solvable and is the common thread among the world’s most challenging issues. When hunger is targeted, you give leverage and hope to every other cause including poverty, disease, education and the welfare of women and children,” said Rod Brooks, President and CEO of Stop Hunger Now.

For more information contact Charlene Mukarakate at 801-305-3252, or cmukarakate(at)stophungernow(dot)org.

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.

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