Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 06, 2014
Stop Hunger Now and Georgia Tech are joining forces in the fight against hunger. More than 2,000 students and community volunteers will package meals for the world’s hungry on March 6 from 9AM to 6PM and March 7 from 9AM to 4PM at Bobby Dodd Stadium. 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.
The coalition of Georgia Tech student organization, which dubs their event “Sting Hunger Now,” will package 250,000 over two days. This is the second year of their partnership with Stop Hunger Now, having packaged 105,000 meals during 2013’s event.
“We are really excited about the collaborative nature of this event. We are proud of what the Georgia Tech community is doing,” says Marc Smith, advisor to Sting Hunger Now and Compassion Minister at GTCCF. “As leaders of tomorrow, students are learning to make a difference globally. They are spreading hope and showing the world that they care,”
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. 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 Michael Ashley, Program Manager Stop Hunger Now Atlanta at (404) 461-9581.
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.