Stop Hunger Now packages and ships meals to feed people in need around the world. The program has engaged millions of Rotary, corporate, student, civic and faith-based volunteers to package meals. Through these efforts, Stop Hunger Now educates thousands of people each year about hunger and inspires them to help end it.
What Is Meal Packaging?
It is an immensely fun, hands-on and rewarding experience for anyone of any age. A group of 40 to 50 volunteers can package 10,152 meals in about two hours. To get started in organizing your packaging event, set a goal for the number of meals you will package and contact your local program coordinator. Rotary clubs start to recruit volunteers based on the number of meals you plan to package. Then you can begin to fund your event. All you need to raise is 29 cents for each meal you package.
Stop Hunger Now has hosted meal packaging events at the past several Rotary International Conventions, and will continue to develop similar programs over the next few years.
To learn more, or organize your own Rotary-based Stop Hunger Now project, visit the Get Involved section of their website.