A couple weeks ago I shared an article about the opening of Stop Hunger Now’s newest office in Bangalore, India. It’s now official. Bangalore joins a growing number of locations around the world where Stop Hunger Now affiliates give volunteers the opportunity to play an active role in the fight to end hunger in our lifetime.
It’s all about creating a true global movement. Every new affiliate we open engages more people who can become advocates for a world without hunger.
Bangalore Gets Meal-Packaging Center
Stop Hunger Now India is open for business.
To celebrate the launch of the new Stop Hunger Now affiliate, 150 employee volunteers from Broadcom Corporation and SanDisk Corporation packaged 45,000 meals at Broadcom’s Bangalore Campus, with The Rotary Bangalore IT Club providing logistical and community support.
Since 2013, Stop Hunger Now has packaged and distributed over 320,000 meals to children and families in Bangalore, New Delhi and Kashmir, but the cost of the program was high without an in-country facility and director.
With a location and permanent staff in Bangalore, Stop Hunger Now India will be able to package millions of meals to benefit local feeding programs in schools, orphanages, medical clinics and vocational training programs throughout the country.
Dola Mohapatra has been hired as executive director for Stop Hunger Now India. The meal-packaging program is expected to cover all its costs within 12 to 18 months through the per-meal donations that volunteer groups raise to package the meals.
– See more at: http://www.stophungernow.org/movement-grows-newsletter/#Bangalore
On the eve of International Women’s Day, Stop Hunger Now India salutes the spirit of these girls from the Hope Foundation school near Tannery Road in Bangalore who, despite all the odds and challenges, have successfully completed their high school courses and are getting ready to spread their wings. They will soon be joining college courses to pursue higher studies after spending 10 to 12 years in the same school. These girls and nearly 400 others from this school located in a slum community inside Bangalore are benefiting from the meals provided by Stop Hunger Now India. Proud moments!