Around the world, nearly 795 million people lack adequate food. The Santa Ana community is packaging over 280,000 meals to combat world hunger.
(PRWEB) April 15, 2016
Stop Hunger Now and Trinity United Presbyterian Church are joining forces in the fight against hunger. More than 1,200 volunteers are expected to package more than 285,000 meals for people suffering from chronic hunger around the world on April 15th and 16th. The event is being held at Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 13922 Prospect Ave Santa Ana, CA 92705 on Friday from 3-10 and Saturday from 8 am-5:30 pm.
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.
“Trinity is partnering with our local community, including local businesses, schools, sports teams, and scouting troops to pack meals over the weekend. We are so excited to host such a large event and welcome so many people onto our campus to make an impact in the Philippines. We hope that our event will impact all those involved, on both the packing and receiving end of the meals.”
Around the world, nearly 795 million people lack adequate food. Stop Hunger Now operates meal packaging locations in 20 cities throughout the U.S. and six international locations in South Africa, Malaysia, the Philippines, Italy, India and Peru. Last year, more than 350,000 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 73 countries.
“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.”
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 20 U.S. cities and in South Africa, Malaysia, India, Italy, Peru and the Philippines. For information, visit http://www.stophungernow.org.