Local Volunteers To Package Meals to Help End Hunger

Michael Delano thumbnail Michael Delano | October 12, 2020

On World Food Day, October 16, local volunteers will work with non-profit Rise Against Hunger to address food insecurity by packaging meals for people affected by hunger worldwide.  

Starting at 5 p.m., the volunteers will package 10,000 meals sponsored by Pfizer. These meals will contribute significantly to Rise Against Hunger’s goal of packaging 100,000 meals at events nationwide on World Food Day. 

While remaining socially distanced, the volunteers will work in three shifts to package rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and vitamins, truly “lending a hand” to those who need it most. The packaged meals will then be sent to people facing hunger around the globe.

Celebrated annually, World Food Day is one of the most celebrated holidays on the United Nations calendar, with 150 countries taking action on that day. The holiday’s purpose of driving awareness to food security is more important than ever this year. According to the United Nations, the pandemic has caused the number of people facing acute hunger to double worldwide. Rise Against Hunger — an international humanitarian organization working to end hunger — is responding to the crisis through their global COVID-19 relief efforts. 

When: Friday, October 16
Event will start at 5 p.m.
Event will end at 8 p.m.
Suggest attending between 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. for meal packaging demo (great visuals and interview opportunities)

Where: Rise Against Hunger – Washington D.C. Metro Area
44645 Guilford Dr., Suite 210
Ashburn, VA 20147

Contact for Day of Event: Elizabeth Bradford, Rise Against Hunger I (901) 573-9350, ebradford@riseagainsthunger.org


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