Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) June 17, 2015
Stop Hunger Now and Savage are joining forces in the fight against hunger. More than 600 Savage team members, spouses and guests will package 150,000 meals in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 19th to help feed the world’s hungry. 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.
“We’re grateful for our partnership with Stop Hunger Now to provide food for people around the world who don’t have the basic necessities of life,” said Kirk Aubry, Savage President and CEO. “Working together, we can all make a difference in our communities locally and globally. I appreciate our team members for their willingness to serve others through this project and in so many other ways.”
Around the world, nearly 795 million people lack adequate food. Stop Hunger Now operates meal packaging locations in 19 cities throughout the U.S. and five international locations in South Africa, Malaysia, the Philippines, Italy and India. More than 650,000 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 71 countries.
Savage, a global supply-chain solutions company based in Midvale, Utah, will be holding its first event with Stop Hunger Now at its annual Savage Leaders Forum with managers from across the country. This year’s Leaders Forum and service project will take place at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, where 150,000 meals will be packaged on June 19. This will be Stop Hunger Now’s largest meal packaging event to date in Salt Lake City.
“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, Director of Corporate Partnerships at Stop Hunger Now (951) 551-8732 or ccraven(at)stophungernow(dot)org or Jeff Hymas, Communications Director at Savage, (801) 944-6584.
For more than 17 years, Stop Hunger Now has been creating a movement to end hunger. More than 200,000,000 meals have been packaged and distributed along with other aid to 67 countries impacting millions of lives. The organization is driven by a mission to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-changing aid to the world's most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.
The Stop Hunger Now meal packaging program was created to give dedicated individuals 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 and its global affiliates packaged 50.6 million meals.
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.
Savage is a global leader in the creation and delivery of integrated services and systems designed to meet the unique challenges in each customer’s supply chain. With employees in more than 200 locations in North America and internationally, Savage supports a wide variety of customers in the production, manufacturing and distribution of energy resources and other essential commodities. The company offers capabilities that span rail, truck and marine transport, terminal and facility operation and design, and related services.
Founded in 1946, the company is built on innovation, collaboration and value creation. Savage provides high-quality, worry-free service to customers with a commitment to integrity, honesty and fairness. For more information, visit http://www.savageservices.com.