Stop Hunger Now Celebrates Nashville Opening Saturday, March 5 by Packaging 100,000 Meals

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Vince Gill to join 500 volunteers to help package meals for Nashville's newest nonprofit

The event will mark the accomplishments of supporters, funders and meal packaging volunteers that helped establish Stop Hunger in Tennessee. To date, more than 1.4 million meals have already been packaged in the Nashville area.

Stop Hunger Now will celebrate its newest warehouse location at a Grand Opening event on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Calvary United Methodist Church. Country music legend Vince Gill will be on hand to help package meals along with 500 volunteers during the four-hour event. The event, originally scheduled for January 23, was rescheduled to March 5 due to weather.

“I’ve always believed that if somebody needs a helping hand, you should reach out to help,” said Gill. “I’m looking forward to packaging meals and learning more about Nashville’s newest nonprofit, Stop Hunger Now, and how our community can support their vision of ending world hunger.”

The event will mark the accomplishments of supporters, funders and meal packaging volunteers that helped establish Stop Hunger in Tennessee. To date, more than 1.4 million meals have already been packaged in the Nashville area. In just the past year, Stop Hunger Now engaged more than 2,000 volunteers from the Nashville area.

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. The popular and effective meal packaging program provides local residents--churches, civic groups, businesses, schools--a hands-on way to help end world hunger.

Groups of all sizes and ages can organize a meal packaging event with Stop Hunger Now to assemble meals that are used to support development programs such as school feeding, vocational training, and early childhood development programs, orphanages, and medical clinics. Working with these programs helps enhance lives by giving beneficiaries the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty through education, skills development, and health care while also receiving much needed nutrition.

About Stop Hunger Now
Stop Hunger Now is a global hunger relief agency that gets food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable people, and works to end global hunger in our lifetime. It operates meal packaging locations in 20 other cities throughout the U.S. and six international affiliates. The new Nashville warehouse is located at 156 Space Park South. Since 1988, Stop Hunger Now has provided over 225 million meals in 73 countries. For more information visit http://www.stophungernow.org.

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