Article By Karen Cook
What we want everyone to know is that hunger is solvable and is the common thread among the world’s most challenging issues. We look forward to engaging the Nashville community in our vision to end world hunger.” - Stop Hunger CEO Rod Brooks
Stop Hunger Now will celebrate its newest warehouse location at a Grand Opening event on Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 at Calvary United Methodist Church. 500 volunteers will be on hand to help package meals during the four-hour event.
To date, more than 1.4 million meals have already been packaged in the Nashville area. In just the past year, Stop Hunger Now engaged more than 2,000 volunteers from the Nashville area.
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, flavoring, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals. The popular and effective meal packaging program provides local residents--churches, civic groups, businesses, schools--a hands-on way to help end world hunger.
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, vocational training, and 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.
Stop Hunger Now President and CEO Rod Brooks will be on hand for for this grand opening event. “We are grateful that the Nashville community has welcomed us and shown such strong support,” said Brooks. “What we want everyone to know is that hunger is solvable and is the common thread among the world’s most challenging issues. We look forward to engaging the Nashville community in our vision to end world hunger.”
Stop Hunger Now operates meal packaging locations in 21 other cities throughout the U.S. and six international affiliates. The new Nashville warehouse is located at 156 Space Park South. For more information about Stop Hunger Now, go to http://www.stophungernow.org.
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