The meals are a high-protein casserole that includes rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables, and a vitamin fortified flavoring mixture with 21 essential vitamins. Each package contains six nutritious servings at a cost of approximately 25 cents per serving. The unique composition of our meals allows us to respond to the recommendations of the Millennium Development goals.
All we need is the will and the resolve to get the food to those who need it. Hunger is concentrated. We know where to go. We know what to do. Our approach is extremely focused and targeted. We target children who are inheriting hunger. We direct the majority of meals to support school lunch programs in developing countries plagued by poverty and hunger.
Volunteers typically commit to a minimum of two hours at a time. Volunteering at Stop Hunger Now offers a wonderful volunteer opportunity for youth groups, religious organizations, civic and social clubs, schools, colleges and universities, fraternities and sororities.
Stop Hunger Now has become an international leader in humanitarian relief with the distribution of more than $56 million dollars of direct aid and more than 11 million meals.
Stop Hunger Now created its meal packaging program
in 2005. The program perfected the assembly process that combines rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix including 21 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packages. Each meal costs only 25 cents. The food stores easily, has a shelf-life of five years and transports quickly.
Stop Hunger Now works with international partners that ship and distribute the meals in-country. The majority of Stop Hunger Now’s meals supply school lunch programs. Due to the ease of assembly and transport, meals can be shipped to areas in crisis.
This process for distribution, through school feeding programs in hunger-stricken regions, is seen as a practical means to end hunger.
• 2006 goal: 1 million meals; 1.7 million were packaged.
• 2007 goal: 2.1 million meals; 3.5 million were packaged.
• 2008 goal: 5.2 million meals; 5.9 million were packaged.
Stop Hunger Now is a 501(c)(3) non-governmental, international relief organization based in Raleigh, N.C. It operates meal package relief programs from its locations in Raleigh, Goldsboro and Charlotte, N.C., and Richmond, Lynchburg, and Hampton Roads, V.A and Jackson, MS.
Due to the valuable experience Stop Hunger Now’s Food Packaging program provides volunteers, we are experiencing huge demand to establish new locations in at least four states including North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Arizona and South Africa. The demand in these states comes from organizations such as churches, civic organizations, community leaders and universities. Stop Hunger Now’s vision moving into 2010 is to meet the demand we see not only from those suffering from hunger, but also from the compassionate volunteers that want to help them.
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