Nashville, TN (PRWEB) February 19, 2014
Stop Hunger Now and Calvary United Methodist Church are joining forces in the fight against hunger. More than 380 volunteers from local churches and civic organizations will package meals for the world’s hungry on Saturday, February 22nd at Calvary United Methodist Church at 12:00 PM. 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.
“This is our second year hosting a food packaging event,” says Rev. Bryan Brooks, Senior Pastor at Calvary United Methodist Church. “They are a blast to participate in and we’re excited to share Stop Hunger Now’s vision to end world hunger in our lifetime.”
“Last year we packaged 100,000 meals as a congregation. This year we’re trying to take on a leadership role and throw open our doors to other churches, local businesses, and civic organizations,” said Andy Morris, a local Stop Hunger Now volunteer. “I now know that there is more than enough food in our world to feed everyone. After learning that I’ve decided that hunger is intolerable and I’m doing something about it.”
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, Italy and Malaysia. 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. More than 130 million meals have been packaged since the program began in 2005.
“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 Kyle Galenski at 404-461-9581 or Andy Morris at 615-479-4413.
Stop Hunger Now , is an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world. 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.