Stop Hunger Now offers an effective entrepreneurial model in the fight against global hunger and is becoming a key provider in the Corporate Social Responsibility community.
Kearny, NJ (PRWEB) March 24, 2016
Residents in and around the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area now have a hands-on way to help end world hunger. Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief nonprofit, is opening a New York area location with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening event on April 7 at the warehouse in Kearny, NJ.
Stop Hunger Now CEO Rod Brooks will join corporate and community guests at the grand opening event to talk about the importance of expanding Stop Hunger Now’s packaging operation to increase the number of meals packaged for those starving from lack of access to food. Stop Hunger Now offers an effective entrepreneurial model in the fight against global hunger and is becoming a key provider in the Corporate Social Responsibility community.
This event will mark the accomplishments of supporters, funders and meal packaging volunteers who have been packaging meals for Stop Hunger Now and helped support the opening of the new locations. Corporate partners who have packaged meals with Stop Hunger Now include AIG, Sanofi and Viacom. Last year, Stop Hunger Now packaged about 1 million meals in the New York area. The nonprofit anticipates packaging 1.5 million meals and engaging 7,500 volunteers in the first year in the New York/New Jersey 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, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals. The popular and effective meal packaging program provides local residents--churches, civic groups, businesses, schools--a tangible 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, as well as 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.
“Expanding into the New York area allows us to grow the movement and have an even greater impact and engage more people in the fight against hunger,” said Rod Brooks, CEO of Stop Hunger Now. “What we want everyone to know is that hunger is solvable and is the common thread among the world’s most challenging issues. We look forward to engaging more volunteers in our vision to end world hunger.”
Stop Hunger Now operates meal packaging locations in 20 other cities throughout the U.S. and six international affiliates. The new New York metro warehouse is located at 110 Central Avenue in Kearny, NJ. For information, please call 862-955-3075. To register for the event, click here.