Rotary, Lions clubs join with Rise Against Hunger to provide meals to less fortunate
The Rotary Club of Crowley and the Crowley Lions Club are teaming up with Rise Against Hunger on March 23 at the International Rice Festival Building at 717 W. Mill St.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The meal-packaging program is a volunteer-based initiative. The meal packaging coordinates an assembly line in which volunteers package highly nutritious, dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables and 23 essential vitamins and minerals.
The mission of Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief non-profit organization, is driven by the vision of the world without hunger. Their mission is to end hunger in their lifetime by providing food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable and creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.
The program was created to give dedicated individuals and organizations the opportunity to participate in a “hands-on” international hunger relief program.
Their local goal this year is to package 30,000 bags. Last year, more than 10,000 bags were prepared.
Volunteers are asked to arrive at the Rice Festival Building between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m to help package these meals for those less fortunate around the world.
Anyone 12 years or older are invited to participate.
For additional information, call Mary Zaunbrecher at 337-207-9789 or LaKayla Stelly at 337-224-2650.
Founded in 1998 by Ray Buchanan, a United Methodist Minister, Rise Against Hunger mobilizes more than 350,000 volunteers each year to package meals for people in need around the globe.
Since implementing its meal-packaging program in 2005, Rise Against Hunger has distributed more than 315,000,000 meals to recipients in 74 countries with a mission to end hunger in our lifetime.