When I was a sophomore at Virginia Wesleyan College (now Virginia Wesleyan University) and I was one of the student participants in the Elizabeth River District Stop Hunger Now packing event held at the college. This was my first encounter with Stop Hunger Now, which has in the last year changed its name to Rise Against Hunger, and I was amazed to see how God's people worked together in this fantastic ministry.
Method of Rise Against Hunger
Rise Against Hunger meals are grain based meals supplemented with flavor packets, vitamins, and minerals. Each meal packet feeds six people a whole mean and it only cost $29 to make and ship. All of the assembly of the meal packing happens through the work of volunteers at meal packing events.
After the meals are packed they are shipped to different locations around the world. Rise Against Hunger generally sends these meals to schools in the developing world. The thought behind sending the meals to schools is that education is one of the major ways to elevate children out of poverty; however, many children do not go to school in the developing world as they need to work or gather food. Sending the meals to schools encourages them to seek an education, and in turn they have a greater chance to get out of poverty. Rise Against Hunger tries to create scenarios in which both the immediate and longer term needs of hungry children in developing world are met. For more information about Rise Against Hunger, click here
Rise Against Hunger Event at CUMC
Community will be host a Rise Against Hunger Meal Packing Event on Sunday July 30, 2017. We will be packing more than 10,000 meals. We are still need to raise more funds for the event. We also will need many volunteers. If you wish to serve in the is great ministry, sign up here.
Grace and Peace Be with You,