Stop Hunger Now is driven to end world hunger in our lifetime by coordinating the distribution of food and other life-saving aid and helping to mobilize the necessary resources to the world's most vulnerable people.
Our meal packaging program provides volunteers the opportunity to package dehydrated, high protein, and highly nutritious meals that are used primarily to support education programs and to save lives in developing countries around the world. More than 250,000 volunteers have participated in our fun, exciting and rewarding activity. Stop Hunger Now meal packaging provides volunteers the opportunity to have an exponential and sustainable international impact right from their own community.
Stop Hunger Now operates meal packaging locations in 18 cities throughout the U.S. and international locations in South Africa, Malaysia, and Italy. Two new locations are slated to open in 2013 including Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth.
Stop Hunger Now Provides Crisis Shipment to Madagascar
(MAY 2, 2013) Stop Hunger Now has shipped a container of food to the Salesian Missions in Madagascar in response to the food crisis resulting from a locust plague which could lead to more than one half of the nation’s population lacking adequate food resources. The shipment contains 285,120 meals packaged through Stop Hunger Now’s warehouse in Jackson, MS.
Salesian Missions is a network of 34,000 Priests, Brothers and Sisters around the world who work to enable poor and suffering children to live better lives and build brighter futures. The Salesians of Don Bosco operate 5,000 schools and technical training centers, 23 colleges, 216 clinics and hospitals, 225 orphanages and shelters, and run a wide variety of social and economic development activities throughout the world. In each country, the Salesians combine various works including orphanages, primary and secondary schools, vocational training, churches, children's recreation centers and various other social programs.
In Madagascar, the Salesians run several primary schools, including developmental schools for children who are behind on their education, a secondary school, after-school programs, medical clinics, vocational and agricultural training centers and more. Your meals will feed more than 1,600 needy children and youth across Madagascar through the work of Salesian Missions.
This support is particularly crucial right now as Madagascar faces a devastating locust plague which is destroying crops and reducing food supplies. Click here to learn more about this crisis.
Miss USA 2012 Nana Meriwether and 31 contestants competing for the Miss USA crown will join in the fight against hunger to help package meals with Stop Hunger Now at The Venetian® Las Vegas onJune 5, 2013. ...