Stop Hunger Now and Dunwoody United Methodist Church are joining forces in the fight against hunger. More than 1,200 volunteers will package meals for the world’s hungry on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, starting at 8AM at the church. 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.
This year will be Dunwoody’s 10th Stop Hunger Now meal packaging event. This event will mark the one-million-meal milestone for the church. Since 2010, the Dunwoody congregation has organized FoodStock, an annual event which has engaged thousands of volunteers in the fight against hunger.
FoodStock 2015 will occur on Saturday, August 15, 2015, from 8am-6pm at 548 Mt. Vernon Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338. The event is still accepting volunteers; registration for the event is available at http://www.dunwoodyumc.org/foodstock/.
For more information contact Ben Francis, Assistant Program Manager for Stop Hunger Now Atlanta, at bfrancis(at)stophungernow(dot)org.
Around the world, nearly 795 million people lack adequate food. Stop Hunger Now operates meal packaging locations in 19 cities throughout the U.S. and five international locations in South Africa, Malaysia, the Philippines, Italy and India. More than 600,000 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 71 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.”
For more than 17 years, Stop Hunger Now has been creating a movement to end hunger. More than 200,000,000 meals have been packaged and distributed along with other aid to 71 countries impacting millions of lives. The organization is driven by a mission to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.
The Stop Hunger Now meal packaging program was created to give dedicated individuals the opportunity to participate in a hands-on international hunger relief program and to become educated, engaged advocates for the world’s poor and hungry. In 2014, Stop Hunger Now and its global affiliates packaged 50.6 million meals.
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. For more information visit https://www.riseagainsthungerindia.org.