Westminster, MD (PRWEB) June 20, 2013
Stop Hunger Now and Willet Missions are joining forces in the fight against hunger. More than 800 volunteers and fans will package meals for the world’s hungry on June 22 at Westminster Baptist Church at 9AM. 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 21 essential vitamins and minerals.
"We are pleased to be a partner of Stop Hunger Now as we work together to mobilize nutritious meals for hungry children around the world,” said Jeremy Willet, Willet lead singer and Director of Willet Missions. "Music affords us the opportunity to impact people on a deeper level beyond just words, and we are passionate about using our platform to speak on behalf of the poor."
Around the world, more than 868 million people lack adequate food and more than 25,000 die each day from hunger-related illnesses. Stop Hunger Now operates meal packaging locations in 17 cities throughout the U.S. and international locations in South Africa and Malaysia. Four new locations are slated to open in 2013 including: Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Mexico and Italy. More than 250,000 volunteers from corporations, churches, schools and civic organizations have 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 65 countries.
Willet Missions has partnered with Stop Hunger Now and set the goal to package 1 million meals. Since kicking off the partnership, Willet has been able to fund and package 220,000 meals with another 140,000 scheduled this summer. Co-founders Jeremy Willet & Justin Willet will be on site and available for interviews on June 22nd as Willet Missions celebrates the milestone of hosting their first 100,000 meal packing event.
“What we want everyone to know is that hunger is solvable and is the common thread among the world’s most challenging issues. When hunger is targeted, you give leverage and hope to every other cause including poverty, disease, education and the welfare of women and children,” said Rod Brooks, President and CEO of Stop Hunger Now.
In 2013 Stop Hunger Now is celebrating its 15th anniversary in its ongoing work to create a movement to end hunger. More than 100,000,000 meals have been packaged and distributed with other life-saving aid to 65 countries impacting millions of lives.
The organization is driven by a vision of a world without hunger and a mission to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-saving aid to the world's most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.
In its efforts to respond to emergency needs around the world Stop Hunger Now receives and distributes significant donations of in-kind aid. These donations are large quantities of food, medicines, medical supplies and other such items as may be of use in fighting hunger and providing relief in a crisis.