High Country Rotarians Unite to Help End Hunger

Stop Hunger Now Partners with The Rotaract Club of Boone at ASU to package 10,000+ Meals

rotaractThe Rotaract Club at ASU with the Blowing Rock, Boone, and Boone Sunrise Rotary Clubs are joining forces with Stop Hunger Now in the fight against hunger.  More than 50 volunteers will package 10,000+ meals for the world’s hungry on the 24th of April, 2016 at The Reich College of Education Building on ASU campus The Bryce & Izoria Gordon Gathering Hall, room 124 at 2:00pm.

Stop Hunger Now meal packaging events are a volunteer-based program that coordinates the streamlined packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables and 22 essential vitamins and minerals.

“On behalf of The Rotaract Club at Appalachian State University, I am excited to have a part in creating this event! The students of Rotaract are looking forward to collaborating with the surrounding Rotary Clubs and the Boone community to package meals, and bring a greater awareness of hunger to the high country.”  – Shelby Diacheko, President, Rotaract of Boone at Appalachian State University

Founded in 1998, Stop Hunger Now has delivered aid and disaster relief supplies in the form of food, medical supplies, clothing, school supplies and more to thousands of disaster victims and other hungry and vulnerable people in 65 countries.  Around the world, nearly 805 million people lack adequate food. Stop Hunger Now operates meal packaging locations in 19 cities throughout the U.S. and five international locations in South Africa, Malaysia, the Philippines, Italy and India. More than 450,000 volunteers from corporations, churches, schools and civic organizations have packaged Stop Hunger Now meals.

“What we want everyone to know is that hunger is solvable and is the common thread among the world’s most challenging issues.  When hunger is targeted, you give leverage and hope to every other cause including poverty, disease, education and the welfare of women and children,” said Rod Brooks, President and CEO  of Stop Hunger Now.

Event Details:
April 24th 2016 2:00pm
The Reich College of Education Building
ASU campus
The Bryce & Izoria Gordon Gathering Hall
Room 124
151 College St, Boone, NC 28608

 

URL for Donations and Volunteer Signup:

http://events.stophungernow.org/BooneRotary

 

For more information contact:

Pattie Hofland Mackenzie

International Marketing and Development Manager

Stop Hunger Now

(828) 260-5949

phofland@stophungernow.org

 

or

 

Kenneth Wehrmann

The Rotary Club of Blowing Rock

(336) 354-6375

Kenneth.Wehrmann@gmail.com

 

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