Groups Sponsor Fourth Annual Stop Hunger Now Event
The fourth annual Stop Hunger Now meal packaging event will be held Saturday, March 10, at Sandhills Community College.
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteers will work in the Dempsey Student Center.
Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world.
"The organization is driven by a vision to end world hunger in our lifetime and a mission to provide food and life-saving aid to the world's most destitute and hungry in the most sustainable, efficient and effective manner," says a spokesman.
The Sandhills Rotary, the SCC Student Government Association, SCC Rotaract Club and SCC Staff Council will be co-sponsoring this special event.
Stop Hunger Now's meal packaging program provides volunteers the opportunity to package dehydrated, high protein and highly nutritious meals that are used in crisis situations and in school feeding programs for schools and orphanages in developing countries around the world.
"This is an excellent opportunity for church groups, youth groups and civic organizations to do a good work with a global impact," says a spokesman.
The event has been held on the college campus the past three years. Last year, volunteers packed 80,000 meals, far exceeding the goal of 60,000. This year, organizers are again seeking monetary donations and volunteers. The bulk food for each meal costs 25 cents and each meal will feed five people. The more money raised, the more meals will be packaged.
The 2012 goal is once again to package 60,000 meals. If an individual, school, church or civic organization would like to raise funds and/or help package meals, contact Dan Askins at DanAskins@gmail. com or (910) 528-7003.
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