The following article comes from the Stop Hunger Now newsletter. It is a powerful testimony to the compassion and commitment of our volunteers to make a real difference in the world by ending hunger in our lifetime.
Stop Hunger Now recently reached a milestone in its mission to end world hunger — 200 million meals packaged. Through its popular community-supported meal packaging programs, more than 600,000 volunteers have packaged the highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables and 23 essential vitamins and minerals.
Around the world, more than 805 million people lack adequate food. Stop Hunger Now operates meal packaging locations in 19 cities throughout the U.S. and international locations in South Africa, Malaysia, Philippines, Italy and India. More than 6000,000 volunteers from corporations, churches, schools and civic organizations have packaged Stop Hunger Now meals.
Groups of all sizes and ages can organize a meal packaging event with Stop Hunger Now to assemble meals that are used to support development programs such as school feeding programs, vocational training programs, early childhood development programs, orphanages, and medical clinics. Working with these programs helps enhance lives by giving beneficiaries the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty through education, skills development, and health care while also receiving much-needed nutrition.