Volunteers are needed Oct. 26 to help local
houses of worship and other organizations feed thousands around the world.
During an event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 26 at Harmony United Methodist Church in Hamilton, meal packages will be assembled through the Stop Hunger Now program. Volunteers are needed to help assemble about 30,000 meals during the four-hour packaging marathon.
Each package serves a family of six; in some cases it could be the family’s only meal that day. The meals are designed to store and ship easily, and have a two-year shelf life. Stop Hunger Now distributes the meals as needed for school feeding programs and crisis relief.
A few hours of time on one day, or a donation, could make a huge difference for someone in the world.
How to help:
- Volunteer for the Oct. 26 packaging event. All ages are welcome. Bring your entire group or organization. To volunteer, please sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0B4CABAE2BA64-stop, call Harmony Church at (540) 338-2937 or visit www.harmonyva.org.
- Donate to the cause. It costs $7,500 to package
30,000 meals. That’s only 25¢ per meal, but the money must be raised. To donate,
please make checks payable to Harmony UMC with a notation to Stop Hunger Now
and mail to:
380 East Colonial Hwy
Hamilton, VA 20158
Stop Hunger Now, established in 1998, is a Raleigh, NC-based, international hunger relief organization that has provided more than 37 million meals to those in need around the world. Learn more at www.stophungernow.org.