The Cabinet meeting for District 31F and and a District-wide service project (Stop Hunger Now) event will take place on Nov. 3 at the Sanford Lions Club Fairgrounds building located on 505 North 7th Street beginning at 10 am. The cabinet meeting will be followed immediately by the Stop Hunger Now event. I encourage all clubs to attend (possible bring a number of your members along). If you have teenage children or grandchildren, the Stop Hunger Now event is very popular with teenagers. The Leo Club members have hosted an event like this at its last two State Conventions. If you are sponsoring a LEO club make sure you invite them. We will be packaging 10,000 meals in less that 2 hours. If you have any questions, give me a call (919-498-9189) or send me an email. For your information, below is some additional info about the Stop Hunger Now program.
STOP HUNGER NOW PROGRAM
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 packets. 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. Stop Hunger Now primarily ships its meals to support school feeding programs, but also provides meals to our in-country partners for crisis relief.
The packaging operation is mobile, (i.e. it can go wherever volunteers are located), and can be adapted to accommodate as few as 25 and as many as 500 volunteers at a time. One SHN packaging event can result in the packaging of more than 1,000,000 meals or product servings. The use of volunteers for product packaging has resulted in an extremely cost-effective operation while, at the same time, increasing awareness of global hunger and food insecurity issues across a broad cross-section of the US population.
Stop Hunger Now meals have been used primarily to support school feeding programs in developing countries. Stop Hunger Now and hunger experts agree that hunger is solvable and is the common thread among the world’s most challenging issues. When hunger is targeted, specifically by supporting school feeding programs, you give leverage support to other causes including poverty, disease, education and the welfare of women and children
Stop Hunger Now’s meal packaging program operations throughout the US and internationally.