Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 01, 2016
Stop Hunger Now is calling on the Dallas community to join them in the fight against world hunger. On June 11, the Dallas Warehouse will host a meal packaging event with volunteers of all ages who will package over 10,000 meals for the world’s most vulnerable. The event will be held at 807 S. Great Southwest Pkwy from 10 am to 12 pm, is open to the public. Volunteers can register here.
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.
Last year, Stop Hunger Now's Dallas Fort Worth location packaged 2.2 million meals at 86 events, engaging more than 8,500 local volunteers. Companies including Hewlett-Packard, Johnson & Johnson, and Dave & Buster’s all joined Stop Hunger Now in the movement to end hunger along with university students from SMU, TCU, and UNT.
“Meal packaging provides a highly visible point of entry for people to get involved in eradicating hunger. By offering this experience, we’re having an impact on education and development in many places. We’re one piece of a growing movement, and we invite others to join with us in any place they can help end world hunger,” says Jeff Jones, Program Manager for Stop Hunger Now’s Dallas location.
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.
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.