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Stop Hunger Now Partners with Warrington Rotary Club to Pack 100,000 Meals

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Posted by Anne Daybell | Published in News, Warrington, Warrington News
  • Children with their food
14Jul
More than 600 volunteers join the movement to end world hunger.

Stop Hunger Now and the Rotary Club of Warrington are joining forces in the fight against hunger.

A first by a UK club, more than 600 volunteers will package meals for the world’s hungry on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th August at Chaigeley School in Thelwall, Warrington. 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 and 22 essential vitamins and minerals.

The Rotary International theme for 2016/17 is “Rotary Serving Humanity”. Irene Russell, President of Warrington Rotary Club commented

“I could not think of a better way for our club to demonstrate this, than to pack 100,000 meals, which will feed hungry people across the world. This event brings our club, other Rotary clubs and the community as a whole together to celebrate what Rotary does best, Service above Self”.

Around the world, nearly 805 million people lack adequate food. Stop Hunger Now operates meal packaging locations in 19 cities throughout the U.S. and five international locations in South Africa, Malaysia, the Philippines, Italy and India. More than 450,000 volunteers from Rotary Clubs, companies, churches, schools and civic organisations have packaged Stop Hunger Now meals.

Founded in 1998, Stop Hunger Now has delivered aid and disaster relief supplies in the form of food, medical supplies, clothing, school supplies and more to thousands of disaster victims and other hungry and vulnerable people in more than 70 countries.

The Warrington Rotary Club meal packing event will be supported by members of over 20 Rotary clubs across the North West, as well as volunteers from local churches, businesses and service organisations. This will be the first ever Rotary collaboration with Stop Hunger Now in the UK and will hopefully lead to more meal packing events in the future.

We will be packing more than 7 tonnes of ingredients over the 2 days of the event, on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th of August, to package 100,000 nutritious meals for the Stop Hunger Now programme. There are still opportunities available for groups or individual volunteers to join the meal packing event.

“What we want everyone to know is that hunger is solvable and is the common thread among the world’s most challenging issues.  When hunger is targeted, you give leverage and hope, to every other cause including poverty, disease, education and the welfare of women and children,”

said Rod Brooks, President and CEO of Stop Hunger Now.

For more information on how to participate in this event, contact Irene Russell, President of Warrington Rotary Club: rotary.mealpacking@mail.com

 

 

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