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Rise Against Hunger 2019
March 16, 2019 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 amDonations for meals are encouraged. Use link to donate online.
Register to help OR donate at events.stophungernow.org/PCC19
Join PCC’s Amelia Campus as we DO GOOD and rise against hunger! We will join together on March 16 at Amelia County High School to package approximately 15,000 meals for hunger relief with Rise Against Hunger (www.riseagainsthunger.org). Kids age 4 through adults will enjoy joining together to package meals assembly-line-style.
Rise Against Hunger’s meal packaging program is a volunteer-based initiative that coordinates the assembly-line packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals. The program was created to give dedicated individuals and organizations — from businesses to civic clubs — the opportunity to participate in a hands-on international hunger relief program and to become educated, engaged advocates for the world’s hungry.
Since the inception of the meal packaging program in December 2005, these packaged meals have been used primarily to support school feeding programs in developing countries. Hunger is the common thread among the world’s most challenging issues. Targeting hunger — specifically by supporting school feeding programs — leverages support to other causes including poverty, disease, education, and the welfare of women and children.