Cary church members want to Stop Hunger Now

November 26, 2013 by  

Saturday, November 16, was a busy day for members of Cary’s Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church, as they used it to put together a Stop Hunger Now event in order to replenish local food banks, which have been emptied sending food to the Philippines recently. They also packed more food to send to the islands.

Cary saw more than 300 volunteers turn out to pack such foodstuffs as dehydrated vegetables and rice in bags for Stop Hunger Now, which is based in Raleigh. Volunteer Hal Jordan said he felt good about being able to give back, since he was blessed to have been born in a great country. Another volunteer, Whitney Bell, echoed Jordan, saying she felt lucky to have what she did.

The volunteers aimed to pack up 100,000 meals in total on Saturday, each of which cost only 25 cents. The Cary Rotary Club sponsored the event on behalf of Stop Hunger Now, which is an international organization focused on alleviating hunger and coordinating food distribution and other life-saving measures world-wide. Stop Hunger Now proposes to send one million meals to the Philippines, in addition to water filters and additional supplies. Reverend Ray Buchanan, who founded the organization, went to the Philippines to help coordinate relief and aid distribution of the supplies.

Stop Hunger Now officials might work with brochure printers to create a mailer for area residents, describing the group’s goals, and asking for donations and further assistance with these efforts.