A little later this morning I will leave home to travel to Birmingham, Alabama to take part in a special celebration and milestone event at Canterbury United Methodist Church. They are hosting their fourth meal packaging event. And while that is cause for celebration, an even bigger reason to celebrate is that they are achieving a wonderful distinction. More about that in tomorrow’s post.
Below are some more exciting facts taken from the latest Stop Hunger Now weekly staff update.
Did you know?
The Stop Hunger Now team DOUBLED our international meal packaging to 6.4 million in 2014, thanks to an awesome team effort!
Check out some of the highlights…maybe you were there!
Hewlett-Packard engaged 5,000 employee volunteers in packaging 1.4 million meals in 10 countries!
Rotarians packaged 30,000 meals at the 2014 Rotary International Conference in Sydney, Australia, sponsored by Zambrero
More than 5,000 volunteers (including Graca Machel) packaged 848,681 meals for Mandela Day in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa
HSBC Bank packaged more than 192,000 meals with Stop Hunger Now Philippines
SanDisk volunteers packaged more than 300,000 meals in our first event in Shanghai, China facilitated by Stop Hunger Now Malaysia
Stay tuned, we are opening two new Affiliate offices in India and Peru. Through the establishment of Affiliate offices, Stop Hunger Now has a distinctive ability to have a sustainable impact, harnessing the collective energies of populations around the world in the fight against hunger.