Ending world hunger is a pretty big goal, but the folks at Stop Hunger Now have set it for themselves and have been working toward it for 13 years. With the help of volunteers, the Raleigh-based non-profit packages nutritious dehydrated meals which are shipped to support school feeding and crisis-relief programs around the world. As the Stop Hunger Now website explains, the meals that go to schools have a particularly far-reaching impact:
When hunger is targeted, specifically by supporting school feeding programs, you give leveraged support to other causes including poverty, disease, education and the welfare of women and children.
When the North Carolina Council of Churches decided that the focus of its 2012 Critical Issues Seminar would be on food, it only made sense to partner with a homegrown organization that has done so much to address this issue worldwide. Participants in the April 19 seminar will have a chance at the end of the day to participate in a meal-packaging. An additional fee of $25 helps defray SHN’s cost for supplies and shipping the meals abroad.
We hope that you will register to join us for the seminar and then stay to pack meals so fewer children will go hungry.
–Aleta Payne, Development and Communications