'Stop Hunger Now' meal packing event in Westlake

While millions of Americans are trying to keep their New Year’s resolutions around eating less, hunger experts estimate nearly 870 million people across the globe go to bed hungry each night, 200 million of them children.

Most people are generally aware of issues of food scarcity but often don’t know how to help. Stop Hunger Now is an organization whose mission is to end world hunger and they approach it by engaging local communities in packing individual, nutritionally dense grain-based meals. Meals are packed assembly-line fashion and 50 people spending two hours can pack 10,000 meals.  

These meals are shipped to the neediest places in the world with in-country partners in 65 countries. Volunteers at Stop Hunger Now events can engage in the effort to end hunger while participating in a fun, hands-on and rewarding experience for anyone of any age! 

There is a local meal packing event at Westlake United Methodist Church on Sunday, Jan. 12, from 1-3 p.m. and the community is invited to participate.  lease RSVP your attendance to westlakeumc@westlakeumc.org or call the church office at 440-871-3088. The meals that will be packed that day have been paid for through the church’s Christmas Eve offering so all you have to do is show up, roll up your sleeves and know you will be making a difference in the life of a starving child.

If you would like more information about how Stop Hunger Now approaches their work go to their website at stophungernow.org.

Ellie Peiffer

Small Group & Welcoming Ministries Associate at Westlake United Methodist Church

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Volume 6, Issue 1, Posted 10:02 AM, 01.07.2014