Stop Hunger Now Partners with Millsaps College to Package 100,000 Meals

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Stop Hunger Now and Millsaps College are joining forces in the fight against hunger.

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Last year we packaged 60,000 meals with volunteers all over the community and this year we hope to exceed that. I’d like to invite the community to come help us out so that together we can help end world hunger.

Stop Hunger Now and Millsaps College are joining forces in the fight against hunger. More than 100 students and community leaders will package meals for the world’s hungry on March 1, 2015, at Millsaps Hall Activities Center (HAC) at 1:00 p.m. 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 and 23 essential vitamins and minerals.

“A few years ago, the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society at Millsaps wanted to bring a service event to campus that both engaged the community and impacted the world,” says Benjamin Parva, President of the Pi Circle of the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society at Millsaps College. “This goal was realized with Stop Hunger Now and their meal packing service. Last year we packaged 60,000 meals with volunteers all over the community and this year we hope to exceed that. I’d like to invite the community to come help us out so that together we can help end world hunger.”

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. New locations in Peru and India are opening in 2015. 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.

Volunteers are needed to package meals between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. To volunteer and/or donate to help Milllsaps reach their goal, visit events.stophungernow.org/millsapsODK100kmeals.

“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 Janet Langley at 601-974-1134.

For more than 15 years, Stop Hunger Now has been creating a movement to end hunger with more than 180,000,000 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 2014, Stop Hunger Now packaged more than 50 million meals in the U.S. and 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. For more information visit http://www.stophungernow.org.

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