Rotarians to Package 150,000 Meals with Stop Hunger Now at Rotary International Convention in Seoul, South Korea

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2,000+ Rotarians from around the globe join the movement to end world hunger

Stop Hunger Now and Rotarians from around the globe are joining forces in the fight against hunger. More than 45,000 attendees at the 2016 Rotary International Convention in Seoul, South Korea, will have the opportunity to participate in a service project to help package 150,000 meals for the world’s hungry from Monday, May 30, through Wednesday, June 1.

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 Stop Hunger Now meal packaging event will be one of the only service project taking place within The House of Friendship exhibit hall at the Convention, and more than 2,000 Rotarians are expected to participate in the effort to package meals for distribution to Cambodia.

Stop Hunger Now Chief Development Officer Jim Green, Rotary Relations Manager Chris Jones and Tiki Keh, Executive Director of Stop Hunger Now Malaysia will be leading a breakout session on Ending Hunger in our lifetime. In addition, Stop Hunger Now will be exhibiting in the House of Friendship at booth 2602.

Around the world, nearly 795 million people lack adequate food. Stop Hunger Now Rotary Relations Manager Chris Jones explained that the Convention service project demonstrates Rotary’s ongoing support of Stop Hunger Now’s mission. Rotarians have packaged more than 20 million meals with Stop Hunger Now since 2005, which exemplifies Rotarians' commitment to the fight against hunger. It is Jones’ belief that Rotary has the power, breadth of coverage, and the ability to wipe out hunger.

Stop Hunger Now’s meal packaging program is closely aligned with Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus, including maternal and child health, disease prevention, literacy and economic development. Last year, more than 353,000 volunteers from corporations, churches, schools and civic organizations packaged Stop Hunger Now meals. To learn how a local Rotary group or any civic club, faith group, corporation, school or university can schedule a meal packaging event, go to

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. To date, Stop Hunger Now and its global affiliates have packaged more than 260 million meals. For more information visit

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