Littlestown, PA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014
Stop Hunger Now and Willet Band are joining forces in the fight against hunger. More than 400 volunteers will package meals for the world’s hungry on May 4, 2014, at Littlestown Senior High School at 9:30am. 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 21 essential vitamins and minerals.
“We have been a partner of Stop Hunger Now for several years now with a vision to mobilize one million meals through Willet Band concerts and events,” says Jeremy Willet, lead singer for Willet Band. “This 100,000 meal packing event is part of that initiative. On April 30th, we will hit our 1/2 million meal mark, so this May 4th event will be an excellent step towards completing our goal.”
“The band has been to Nicaragua to experience the school-feeding programs first-hand and to visually see the transformation that is occurring in a community when we make strides to promote education through the provision of a nutritious meal on a daily basis at the schools,” says Willet. “Stop Hunger Now’s meal packaging program provides a tangible way for the church to be actively engaged in caring for the poor.”
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.
This year’s meal packaging event takes place on May 4, 2014, from 9:30AM to 12PM at Littlestown Senior High School at 200 E Myrtle St. in Littlestown, PA with acoustic worship by Willet Band, (Sponsored by Littlestown Chapel).
“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 Willet Band Ministry Offices at 707-948-6437 or by emailing booking(at)willetonline(dot)com. To view a video of the band leading worship and for more information about the event, please visit http://www.willetonline.com.
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.