Millsaps College students and volunteers from the Jackson
metro area are scheduled to partner with Stop Hunger Now and package dehydrated meals on November 10 beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the Maurice H. Hall Activities Center at Millsaps College.
Three hundred volunteers are needed to reach the goal of packaging 100,000 dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, flavoring and 21 essential vitamins and minerals. Church groups, civic organizations andindividuals are welcome to participate. Stop
The Rev. Chris Donald, Millsaps College chaplain, and organizers Alexis Guice, president of the Millsaps chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, and Sara Del Castillo, president of the Millsaps chapter of Sigma Lambda, hope the event will bring the Jackson community together and provide education about the issues of poverty and hunger affecting millions of people around the world.
"Millsaps College is proud to host the Stop Hunger Now community packaging event in hopes of increasing awareness of world hunger," Guice said. "As a community dedicated to service, it is our hope that the 100,000 meals that will be packaged on November 10 will make a positive impact on the lives of those suffering from hunger around the world."
Around the world, more than 868 million people lack adequate food and more than 25,000 die each day from hunger-related illnesses. Stop Hunger Now operates meal packaging locations in 17 cities throughout the United States and international locations in South Africa and Malaysia.