Stop Hunger Now
There are many hungry and starving people in the world today. But the world produces enough food to feed everyone. The problem is getting the food to those who need it.
Stop Hunger Now
The meal packaging programme was initiated in the USA in 2005 to distibute food and other life saving aids to the world's most vulnerable people. To date, Stop Hunger Now camapaign has provided over 225 million meals to 74 countries, over 20 million of them packaged by Rotary members.
The Rotary Club of Warrington recently coordinated the first meal pack event in the UK. inviting neighbouring Clubs and other voluteers to help. In the two day event, 100,000 meals were packaged, for which over £25,000 has been raised to provide the ingredients. The "Warrington"packs are earmarked for school children in Kenya.
A dried meal pack contains rice, soya, dried vegetables and essential nutrients and has a shelf life of up to 2 years. Only hot water is required to make a nutritiuos meal for one adult for 3 days. More iinformation can be found at StopHungerNow.org
Knutsford Rotary President "Roy Bullen said "Stop Hunger Now is an ambitious project aimed at completely eliminating hunger in the world by 2030. It is Rotary at its best and complements our major international project to rid the world of polio. with less tha 40 cases in the year to date, we have almost reached our objective. With the same dedication, we can beat hunger too"
Go to Knutsford Rotary Club for more information and contacts. Why not come and join us in the many activities we undertake to make the world a better place, both locally and internationally.