February 21, 2013

Stop Hunger Now

Saturday morning Daddy, Mama B, BabySpice and I
all volunteered at our church for 
the Stop Hunger Now drive.
Thanks Babyspice!
"Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world. The organization is driven by a 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 meals pack a big punch. Every dehydrated rice/soy meal is fortified with 21 essential vitamins and nutrients. Research has shown that one in three people in developing countries are adversely affected by vitamin and mineral deficiencies."

There was over a hundred people volunteering 
on Saturday which made for an 
AWESOME missions experience.

My first station was 'bag holder' while others
dumped in vitamins, dehydrated vegetables, soy meal and rice
through a funnel.

It was a lot of fun and after the first twenty bags
we had it down to a pretty good science.

Unfortunately, the soy meal was constantly drifting 
into the air and bothering my nose.

So after an hour or so, I moved to the sealing station.

That was a very fast moving and fun station.
I was also able to work with Daddy and Babyspice,
which made it that much more fun. 

I think I worked the weighing station twice, 
but then decided to become a runner
because yeah, I HATE MATH!

I helped run the sealed packages
to the actual packing station so I got 
some exercise in too.

Over the course of three hours 
our whole group packaged 
44,000 meals!!!

FORTY 
FOUR 
THOUSAND!!!!!!!!


It was an incredibly rewarding morning
and I just pray all of those meals
make it to hungry tummies soon.  

If you are ever asked to volunteer with 
Stop Hunger Now, DO IT! :)

3 comments:

Georgina Castellucci said...

This honestly warms my heart! What a wonderful use of your time :)

Jenn said...

That sounds awesome!! So nice to do something to give back! Go you :)

Carolyn said...

I love this! Good job friend! :)