|YOUR SUPPORT HELPED FEED THOUSANDS IN AFRICA
|Editor: Gleichman, Peter
|Posted on Nov 04 2011
|Peter Gleichman & Paul Matthews
District 6910 Interact Co-Chairs
Through the generosity of so many Rotary Clubs across District 6910, about 50 Interactors, Advisors, and Rotarians packed over 10,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now, a nonprofit international relief agency, at the District Interact Assembly in Athens on September 24, 2011. Those meals are now making their final journey to hungry families in Africa. Thank you again for helping to make a difference in the world through "Service Above Self."
Please click on More to see response from the folks at Stop Hunger Now
|Dear Friends of Stop Hunger Now,
More than one billion people in the world do not have enough to eat -–
more than the population of Canada, the United States and the European Union.
Today 25,000 people will die because of hunger and hunger-related causes.
Catastrophes like the earthquake in Haiti temporarily increase hunger, but
the reality is that an earthquake that brings the loss of life equivalent to
that in Haiti happens every 9 to 10 days, week in, week out. Chronic hunger, not
earthquakes, is ravaging our world.
No one knows this better than those working with Stop Hunger Now. We know
that while many are starving for food, many more are starving to give. We
also know that numbers and statistics can too often overwhelm, leaving us feeling
helpless or worse, apathetic. We are very proud of the fact that our organization
provides not just an accountable, expedient channeling of donations
to relieve hunger, but we also provide events in which volunteers can
personally know the deep satisfaction of hands-on relief work.
We are happy to inform you that on November 2, 2011 meals from your Stop
Hunger Now packaging event were loaded at our Marietta, GA warehouse onto a
40-foot container of 285,120 meals. Those meals headed to Savannah where they
will be shipped through Reach Now to Mission Touch Ministries in Lusaka, Zambia.
Once on the ground, these meals will go to school feeding programs around Lusaka
to feed thousands of children every day. Lives will be changed because of you!
Stop Hunger Now thanks you for choosing us as your mission partner.
Thank you for paying attention to the statistics and choosing to not just hope and
pray that people get food, but for making sure they do.
The folks at Stop Hunger Now