700 NC State Student and Community Volunteers Slated to Package More Than 140,000 Meals for the Hungry

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Stop Hunger Now and NC State University are joining forces in the fight against hunger. More than 700 student volunteers will package meals for the world’s hungry on Nov 9, 2013 starting at 9 a.m. at Carmichael Gymnasium on campus.

Students work in an assembly line to package vitamin enriched rice/soy meals

Stop Hunger Now and NC State University are joining forces in the fight against hunger. More than 700 student volunteers will package meals for the world’s hungry on Nov 9, 2013 starting at 9 a.m. at Carmichael Gymnasium on campus. 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.

“We are grateful for the support of our event sponsors,” said Amanda Itliong, Directo of the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service (CSLEPS) at NC State.” HungerU, Medlin and Associates, Student Government, CSLEPS, Beleza, Vibha and Raleigh area Rotary Clubs have allowed us to empower our students with the opportunity to be a part of an international service project that will impact lives around the globe.”

Leaders for NC State will be on site and available for interview including, Amanda Itliong, Director of NC State University Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service (CSLEPS), Dawn Morgan, Event Coordinator, and Mike Giancola, Vice Provost for Student Leadership.

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 18 cities throughout the U.S. and international locations in South Africa and Malaysia. New locations opened in 2013 include Dallas/Fort Worth, Salt Lake City and Italy. More than 300,000 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.

“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 Jan Rivero, University Relations Director at 919 225 7310 or jrivero(at)stophungernow.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.

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