Rotary partners with Stop Hunger Now to raise funds for children of Haiti

Published 11:05am Friday, March 9, 2012

This year The Rotary Club of Tryon will once again, partner with the organization Stop Hunger Now in an effort to provide nutritious meals for the hungry. “SNH” is a food packaging organization that supplies food to help relieve hunger all over the world.  They provide meals that are complete, nutritious, and include rice, vegetables, protein and vitamins.  The meals are dehydrated and ready to eat by adding water heated to 150 degrees. SNH partners with communities and organizations to donate 25 cents per meal packaged to purchase the ingredients and provide for administrative costs. They have earned a 4-star rating for their effective management of finances.  If you would like to learn more about Stop Hunger Now you can visit their website at:  www.stophungernow.org The club’s hope for this year is to raise enough funds to provide 40,000 meals for the children of Haiti. The meals will be stored at the Haiti Outreach Ministries secure warehouse and be prepared each day for the children who attend school.  Some days this is the only meal these children will receive.   Living in the land of plenty we are blessed with an abundance of food and most of us take for granted that we will be eating several times today.  For many of the people of Haiti, and especially the children, the next meal is not a given but a daily challenge.  If you would like to help, please contact Charles McKeller at 828-859-9347. Contributions can be sent to the Rotary Club of Tryon Foundation, PO Box 923, Tryon NC 29782.

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