Aurora, Colorado (PRWEB) March 26, 2014
Stop Hunger Now and Eastern Hills Community Church are joining forces in the fight against hunger. More than 600 volunteers will package meals for the world’s hungry on March 29, 2014, at 25511 E. Smoky Hill Road, Aurora, CO, at 8:30AM. 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 essential vitamins and minerals.
“As a church body, Eastern Hills has a very real passion for Missions and for serving those less fortunate than ourselves, Matthew 25:40 is a life verse for our church,” says Debby Tepielow, Mission and Care Director. “The beauty of Stop Hunger Now is that it is such an amazing, fun day for our church families, so many outreach events are not open to younger children but this is a time when just about the whole family can get involved, have a lot of fun and serve our world.”
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.
In 2013, Eastern Hills Community Church packaged 133,704 meals with Stop Hunger Now and looks to exceed last year’s milestone by packaging more than 140,000 this year.
“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 Stop Hunger Now Program Manager, Charlene Mukarakate at (801) 305-3252.
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.