Stop Hunger Now Community Event
On October 15, Girl Scout Cadette, through Ambassadors of Service Unit 31-6, along with church members, Boy Scouts and other people from the community volunteered at the Colesville Presbyterian Church for the Stop Hunger Now event.
Stop Hunger Now is a nonprofit organization in order to package food for distribution and shipping to feed the hungry. This organization taught us that 792.5 million people in the world are going hungry and it happens in lots of developing countries. Their mission is that they will try to feed families with children so that they can go to school, get better nutrition and fight child labor issues.
Stop Hunger Now operates in 20 cities across the United States and other places around the world. People are volunteering to package dry foods so that when it gets to a family it won’t spoil. When the food arrives, the family can cook it easily.
We packaged rice, soybeans and dried vegetables. We measured each item and put them in plastic bags, and sealed them with instructions on how to make the food. Each pouch would feed six people, and we made enough for 20,000 meals. It took us about 3 hours to complete. There was lots of hope and motivation to feed the people. I had tons of fun.
I would recommend this activity to anyone, and I will participate again in the future to Stop the Hunger.
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