Meal Packaging Event 2019
Meal Packaging Event
Saturday, September 21; 9:00 am to Noon.
St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall; 1550 Diablo Road, Danville
Rise Against Hunger
Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) is an international hunger relief agency that has been working to end hunger for more than 15 years. Every 6 seconds a child dies of hunger. Providing a hot meal during school gives parents an incentive to send their children to school. By receiving a primary school education, the cycle of poverty can begin to be broken.
Meal Packaging Event – Volunteer Opportunity
The Meal Packaging Program is an assembly-line process where volunteers combine rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring/vitamin mix into small meal packets. The food stores easily, has a shelf-life of two years and transports quickly. Stop Hunger Now works with international partners that distribute the meals.
How Does a Packaging Event Work?
Rise Against Hunger brings all of the supplies and equipment, we recruit volunteer workers and donors. To host a packaging event in the St. Timothy’s Parish Hall, we must raise a minimum of $5,000 which will fund 14,705 meals.
How Can You Help? – Donate and Volunteer – Share this information with other groups.
We need donations to purchase the supplies and volunteers to package the food. Volunteers of all ages, including families with children, can participate. Children under 13 need to work with an adult. Each volunteer can package 225 meals in 2 hours. At 34 cents per meal, the cost for each volunteer is approximately $75. We encourage everyone to participate and donate what you can towards the cost of the meal supplies. (We need donations in advance of the event so we know how many meals we can package.)
To Register and Donate ONLINE:
- Be sure to go to this address (not the main RAH website) so that your donation counts towards the St. Timothy’s September 21, 2019 packaging event.
To Register and Donate at St. Timothy’s:
- Complete the VOLUNTEER/DONOR REGISTRATION FORM (below).
- Put “Rise Against Hunger” in the check memo line
- Leave at the church office or send to Joann Oliver, 760 Tunbridge Road, Danville 94526