Stop Hunger Now event packages 10,000 meals
Norwalk, CT — One of our TFI Envision team members, Catherine Smith, our Communications Coordinator, recently volunteered at a local event to assemble meals to feed the hungry. As part of an assembly line, Catherine and the other volunteers briskly measured dry ingredients and heat sealed them into plastic bags, making a total of 10,000 meals!
Sponsored by the Raleigh, NC based nonprofit Stop Hunger Now, the meals were then combined with those of other events and shipped in a container totaling 285,120 meals to LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry in Malawi, in southeast Africa.
For the cost of $0.29 per meal packaged, Stop Hunger Now facilitates fully self-contained food packaging events around the country. The organization supplies all food ingredients and equipment, including scales, funnels, heat-sealers, and bags.
LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit focused on fighting hunger due to poverty, war, famine, drought, and natural disasters. Incorporated in 1987, the ministry has served people in 95 nations around the world. Currently, more than 35,000 children worldwide receive meals every day through LeSEA’s “Every Child Every Day” program in partnering schools, orphanages and feeding centers. By feeding children in settings in which they can receive an education, LeSEA and their partners are able to give children both food and a future.
Photo : Catherine Smith assembling meals – hairnet required.
Credit: Hour Photo/Eric Trautmann