Bedford, MA (PRWEB) April 24, 2014
Stop Hunger Now and the Rotary Club of Bedford are joining forces in the fight against hunger. More than 300 volunteers will package meals for the world’s hungry on April 26, 2014 at Middlesex Community College. 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 excited that this event will bring us together to help Pay it Forward to others in need,” said Linda Cargiuolo, a Bedford Rotarian and coordinator of the event. “The program will cap off our month-long initiative to spread the idea that the world will be a better place if each of us looks for ways to be kind to others. The Pay it Forward idea is being broadly adopted throughout the Bedford school system, and we are delighted that the meal packaging event will help us spread the idea further throughout the community.”
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.
The event will take place between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Middlesex Community College, located at 591 Springs Road in Bedford, MA. People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to register before the event by visiting: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050F4EADA92AA75-payitforward2.
“What we want everyone to know is that hunger is solvable and is the common thread among the world’s most challenging issues,” said Rod Brooks, President and CEO of Stop Hunger Now. “When hunger is targeted, you give leverage and hope to every other cause including poverty, disease, education and the welfare of women and children.”
For more information about Stop Hunger Now contact Marc Vermouth at 508-251-9966. For more information regarding the Rotary Club of Bedford’s event call Linda Cargiuolo at (978) 500-2378.
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.
The Rotary Club of Bedford is a service organization comprised of local professionals committed to the ideal of Service Above Self. The Club meets weekly on Tuesdays at noon at the Doubletree Boston-Bedford Glen Hotel for fellowship, lunch and an informative presentation.