Lake Junaluska, NC (PRWEB) November 12, 2013
Stop Hunger Now and the Bishop’s Spouse’s Association of the United Methodist Church are joining forces in the fight against hunger. More than 40 volunteers will package meals for the world’s hungry on November 14, 2013, at Lake Junaluska Conference Center at 1:30 P.M. 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.
"I have seen first hand the hungry children that are fed, “ says Pam Carter, Stop Hunger Now Board Member and spouse of Bishop Kenneth Carter, Florida Annual Conference. “I was present when the first shipment of meals came into Cap Haitien with Dr. Larry Lenow from Fredricksburg UMC. What a day that was! By packaging meals, Stop Hunger Now volunteers are making a real impact."
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. Three new locations are slated to open in 2013 including: Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Italy. More than 250,000 volunteers from corporations, churches, schools and civic organizations have packaged Stop Hunger Now meals.
Founded in 1998, Stop Hunger Now has delivered aid and disaster relief supplies in the form of food, medical supplies, clothing, school supplies, and more to thousands of disaster victims and other hungry and vulnerable people in 65 countries.
This event is sponsored by the Bishop’s Spouse’s Association of the United Methodist Church. Stop Hunger Now has a long history of partnership with the United Methodist Church dating back to the beginning of the organization in 1998. United Methodist Church’s throughout the country have packed millions of meals for the world’s most vulnerable and destitute.
“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 Brandon Faulkner at 704-966-6516 or via email at bfaulkner(at)stophungernow(dot)org
In 2013 Stop Hunger Now is celebrating its 15th anniversary 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