Stop Hunger Now Food Packaging Event at 2013 Annual Conference
Stop Hunger Now’s meal packaging program is a volunteer-based effort to package highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, flavoring, and a mixture of 21 essential vitamins and minerals. These meals are easily transported to crisis burdened areas or to school feeding programs around the world.
Many of our churches in our Conference Area have hosted meal packaging events. This year, Lay Members of Annual Conference and Pastors are invited to help meet the challenge to package 100,000 meals during the 2013 North Carolina Annual Conference in Greenville—a challenging goal which has been established by Bishop Hope Morgan Ward.
To meet the goal, we need two things: volunteers to package the meals and donations of $.25 per meal. To accomplish the goal, we would need several hundred volunteers and $25,000 of donations. All volunteers are MOST welcome! You do not need to be a delegate to Annual Conference to come and join us for this exciting event. Small groups are welcome! Youth groups are welcome! Sunday school classes are welcome! Whole congregations are welcome!
Come and join the party! Having fun as we assemble meal packages for those who would otherwise go without — turning the tears into proclamations of joy!
To volunteer, go to the website by following one of the links below (Wed, Thur, or Fri) for the specific day you would like to volunteer. On the linked form, you will see two highlighted blocks on the left side of the page. One is to Make a Donation for the event. The other is to Register for Event. Please do both. Please register, for the event and please make a donation for the meals that you will help package. Your donation will help us pay for these meals for our desperately hungry brothers and sisters. Also, if you are not able to be with us to help package meals, you can still join in the ministry by making a donation.
The packaging event is scheduled to be held in Ballroom E at the Greenville Hilton next to the convention center.
To donate funds, you may donate in advance on any of the web sites above. Baskets will be available for donations at the Conference Picnic on the lawn, Thursday, 5:00 P.M., June 13th. Special offering envelopes will be provided in your Annual Conference registration packet. Download PDF of Stop Hunger Now Event Here
Stop Hunger Now is an organization driven by the vision of a world without hunger and a mission to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.
Stop Hunger Now is celebrating its 15th Anniversary this year. The founder of Stop Hunger Now, Ray Buchanan, will be a guest at our Annual Conference. For more information on Stop Hunger Now, follow this link ==> SHN
Our Lord Jesus continually reminds us that he is incarnate in the hunger of the poor when he says to us, “I was hungry …” Please come and join us so that together we might hear Jesus say, “… and you fed me.” Alleluia.