(PRWEB) December 01, 2014
Stop Hunger Now and AIG are joining forces in the fight against hunger. More than 150 employees will package meals for the world’s hungry on Giving Tuesday December 2 and 9, 2014 in a multi-site event in New York, NY, Miami, FL, Boston, MA, and Houston, TX. 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 23 essential vitamins and minerals.
Around the world, nearly 805 million people lack adequate food. Stop Hunger Now operates meal packaging locations in 19 cities throughout the U.S. and four international locations in South Africa, Malaysia, the Philippines and Italy. More than 450,000 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, Stop Hunger Now is partnering with AIG on Giving Tuesday to package 40,000 meals for the hungry in four locations. This will bring AIG’s total up to 50,000 meals which will have a sizeable impact for those in need. Stop Hunger Now appreciates this opportunity to partner with AIG together for the hungry.
“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 Chris Craven – Corporate Outreach Director at Stop Hunger Now, 951-551-8732, firstname.lastname@example.org or Brittany Bell – Sr. Analyst, Global Volunteerism
Corporate Citizenship at AIG, 212-770-7000, email@example.com
For more than 15 years, Stop Hunger Now has been creating a movement to end hunger with more than 140,000,000 meals distributed along with other aid to 65 countries. Driven by a mission to end hunger in our lifetime, the organization provides food and life-saving aid to the world's most vulnerable and helps mobilize the necessary resources impacting millions of lives.
Stop Hunger Now meal packaging programs offer volunteers the opportunity to participate in a hands-on international hunger relief program and to become educated, engaged advocates for the world’s poor and hungry. In 2013, Stop Hunger Now packaged 38.6 million meals in the U.S. and an additional 3.3 million meals were packaged by international locations.
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.
About AIG: American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading international insurance organization serving customers in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions. AIG companies serve commercial, institutional, and individual customers through one of the most extensive worldwide property-casualty networks of any insurer. In addition, AIG companies are leading providers of life insurance and retirement services in the United States. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.