Stop Hunger Now

 Join Mrs. Delphine Swanson

To Kick-off Stop Hunger Now – A Million Meals Campaign

Thursday, June 5, 2014

1:00 p.m.

Jackson Convention Complex, Jackson, MS

(Packaging will continue through Saturday evening June 7)

“My goal is for us to pack 100,000 meals during this session and one million meals by next year's annual conference session.” -Delphine Swanson

Welcome and thank you for your interest in Living Out The POWER of We by supporting the Mississippi Annual Conference effort to pack a million meals for Stop Hunger Now. The campaign is being led by the Mississippi Conference’s very own, Mrs. Delphine Swanson, the wife of resident bishop to the Mississippi Area of The United Methodist Church, Bishop James E. Swanson Sr.

Below is a greeting from Mrs. Swanson inviting individuals, groups and churches to join her for a kick-off packaging event Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the Jackson Convention Complex in Jackson, Mississippi. Click here for Mrs. Swanson’s video invitation (packaging will continue through Saturday evening June 7).

With prayer you will be inspired to Stop Hunger Now!

Hi, my name is Delphine Swanson. My husband, Bishop James E. Swanson Sr. and I love to go to our family reunions. We get a chance to see family members that we have not seen since the previous reunion, share family news, enjoy good meals such as low country boils, fish fries, hot dogs and hamburgers and a special delicious meal at the family banquet. As I appreciate the great food and fellowship with my family, I often think of how I could provide for others who do not have the means to gather for a family feast, or even afford just one daily meal.

Thanks to Stop Hunger Now, I no longer have to wonder about this. I can actually make a difference with help from my extended family, you, the Mississippi Annual Conference.

Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief agency that has been fulfilling its commitment to end hunger for more than 15 years. The organization has coordinated the distribution of food and other lifesaving aid to children and families all over the world.

Stop Hunger Now has a meal packaging program. They have perfected the assembly process that combines rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix - plus vitamins and minerals into small meal packets. The food stores easily, has a shelf-life of two years and transports quickly to those in need.

Like many of you, to me, the annual conference session is one big family reunion. As a family, I am asking our members of all ages to join me for a Stop Hunger Now packing event. My goal is for us to pack 100,000 meals during this session and one million meals by next year's annual conference session.

Our conference theme: “The POWER of We,” is fitting for this call to action. Together we can meet this goal and Stop Hunger Now.

Thank you in advance for your support and may God bless all of you. See you at the family reunion!

Packaging events scheduled after the 2014 June annual conference session will be counted towards the million meals campaign. To organize a packaging event in your community or local church, contact Matt Casteel at

For more information about Stop Hunger Now visit,