Stop Hunger Now is a global humanitarian aid organization that has been fulfilling its commitment to end hunger since 1998. Every year, Stop Hunger Now provides millions of nutritious meals and other life-saving aid to children and families all over the world. Stop Hunger Now collaborates with existing development efforts in vulnerable communities to provide meals to places such as schools, orphanages, nurseries and medical clinics.
Stop Hunger Now started its meal packaging program in 2005. Each six-serving bag produced by Stop Hunger Now volunteers includes rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix with 21 essential vitamins and minerals. Each meal costs only 29 cents and has a shelf life of two years.
“These children come from families that cannot supply even one meal a day for their children and don't understand the purpose of education... We do not consider these meals to be ‘charity,’ but a real investment in humanity.”
- Mesi Anpil, Citihope International, Dominican Republic
“...You know you saved their lives. A child’s life.”
- Charles, 12 yr old meal packaging volunteer
“Doing this volunteer service was thrilling. It made me feel like I was part of something bigger than myself.
- Vanessa, Student at North Carolina State University
"One high school student who was very sick three months ago and had lost some weight, was given 3 bags of rice and bottle of oil twice a week after returning home from the hospital. The first week he gained one pound. Now he weighs 14 pounds more. His mom is raising 7 children by herself. His dad died some years ago. Truly the rice has saved his life."
- Haiti Outreach Ministries, Meal recipient
“I usually don’t like regular rice because it is not tasty. This time I’ve eaten it with great pleasure and wanted the additional portion. I feel happy now. I want to thank all aunts and uncles who send this food to us. We love you!”
- Fidan, a 5 year old a student at refugee kindergarten in Baku City, Azerbaijan
“For many children like me, the food we eat at Lakay is the only plate of food that we eat all day. With this food we are able to make sure that we won’t have to do bad things in the street in order to survive.”
- High school student at Lakay School, Haiti
“Gladys Mudadi had been told by her grandmother at age 8 that both parents were dead from HIV/Aids. Gladys’ grandmother died two years later and all relatives left her. She became homeless and helpless. One of the schools took her in and has fed her and given her other things. The food has greatly helped her diet and now she is strong and healthy. She looks forward to school every day and is learning a lot.”
- School Administrator, Reach Now, Zambia
"I could hardly believe that residents in their late 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s were able to work so hard and so long. It just goes to show how much a worthy cause touches people’s heart and invigorates them with a sense of purpose and action.”
- Phyllis L. Mayo, Springmoor Life Care Retirement Community
“My personal thanks for working and caring to provide food and nutrition to those whom you
may never see.”
- Alex Pollak, Program Director of Change a Nation