Stop Hunger Now is a nonprofit hunger relief agency that enables communities to actively engage in the fight to eradicate hunger across the globe.
Some area churches are already taking up offerings for the effort.
Food packages will be packed on Nov. 2 from 7 to 10 p.m. and on Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Spruill Ballroom at Berry College’s Krannert Center.
Volunteers are needed to help assemble the goal of 100,000 meals for distribution to starving families and children around the world.
Packets are prepared using a simple assembly line system and consist of rice, soy, vegetables, flavoring, and 21 vitamins and minerals. Each packet contains six servings which cost just 25 cents per meal. No special skills are required to participate, just an open heart and willing hands.
Last year, the local effort packaged 60,000 meals that were distributed to 900 children and their families in Turkana, Kenya.
For those who want to help but won’t be able to help package meals, donations are welcome. Donations may be sent to Rome First United Methodist Church, 202 E. Third Ave., Rome, GA 30161, with Stop Hunger Now in the check memo line.
To ask questions or for more information, call the church office at 706-291-8590. To donate online or sign up for a meal-packing shift on either Nov. 2 or Nov. 3, visit the online registration page at http://events.stophungernow.org/romeareaumc. A suggested donation of $10 equals 40 meals.