(Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) November 17, 2015
Stop Hunger Now, Vodafone Americas Foundation and Vodafone employees are joining forces in the fight against hunger. On November 19th, Vodafone employees in the US will simultaneously package 30,000 meals from three Vodafone offices in Sandy Hook, CT, Redwood City, CA and New York, NY with the international nonprofit, Stop Hunger Now.
“This initiative was started by the Vodafone Women’s Network in the US, part of a global network of women at Vodafone who collaborate and impact change,” said June Sugiyama, Vodafone Americas Foundation Director. “We feel this project with Stop Hunger Now is a great opportunity to engage our employees and give back to our communities. We hope this is just a start of more opportunities to join forces within Vodafone and our community partners, as our goal is to put good into action and empower social change in our communities around the globe.”
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.
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 six international locations in South Africa, Malaysia, the Philippines, Italy,India and Peru.. Last year, more than 274,800 volunteers from corporations, churches, schools and civic organizations 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.
“The opportunity to give back to the hungry surrounding a great American holiday is an excellent way to partner together” says Chris Craven, Stop Hunger Now Director of Corporate Partnerships. “Over 100 employees will get the chance to make a difference by packaging 30,000 meals for those in need this holiday season.”
“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 contact Chris Craven, Director of Corporate Partnerships at ccraven(at)stophungernow(dot)org, 951-551-8732 or June Sugiyama, Director of Vodafone Americas Foundation, 650-832-6611, june(dot)sugiyama(at)vodafone(dot)com.
About Stop Hunger Now
Stop Hunger Now works to end hunger by providing food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable people, and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources. Based in Raleigh, N.C., Stop Hunger Now operates meal-packaging programs in 19 U.S. cities and in South Africa, Malaysia, India, Italy and the Philippines. For information, visit http://www.stophungernow.org.
About the Vodafone Americas Foundation
The Vodafone Americas Foundation is part of Vodafone’s global network of 27 foundations. It is affiliated with Vodafone Group. In addition the Wireless Innovation Project, the Vodafone Americas Foundation provides grants in the United States within the three-pillared approach to Improve People’s Lives, Support the Development Sector and Spark Innovation. To follow Vodafone Americas Foundation™ on Twitter, visit @VodafoneProject. To visit Vodafone Americas Foundation™ on Facebook, click here. For more information, visit http://www.vodafone-us.com
Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 57 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 30 September 2015, Vodafone had 454 million mobile customers and 12.5 million fixed broadband customers. For more information, please visit: http://www.vodafone.com.