Doylestown United Methodist Church
Monday, April 21, 2014
Grow In Faith To Serve...Christ
Stop Hunger Now
Time: 6:00 PM -
Location: Overholt Hall
Join Us on April 25 to Package Meals to Stop Hunger Now
Mark your calendar for the April 25 Stop Hunger Now meal packing event! We will start promptly at 6:00pm. DUMC has once again committed to packing at least 10,000 meals at a cost of 25-cents per meal or $2500. Volunteers and donations are needed.
Volunteers (30 – 40) are needed to help set-up, pack the meals and clean-up. We also need donations of at least $2500 so we can pack at least 10,000 meals. The more donations we collect, the more meals we can pack and the more lives we can change! In our first 5 events, we have totaled over 75,000 meals packed, donated over $18,000 and collected 4 shopping carts full of food for Feed My Sheep.
You can make your donations in many ways – use the red donation boxes that will be placed at various locations in the church, write a check to DUMC with “Stop Hunger Now” in the notes field, or use a special envelop that will be in the pews marked with Stop Hunger Now.
Also, knowing that there is a growing need for food locally, we encourage people to bring some non-perishable food items for DUMC’s Feed My Sheep program. It would be a blessing if we could fill 2 or 3 shopping carts in addition to packing 10,000+ meals!
To volunteer for the packaging event or for more information, please contact Jim Dodaro (firstname.lastname@example.org 215-598-8108). There will also be sign up sheets in the lobby after services.
Get Involved – Make a Difference – Change the World
Some background info about Stop Hunger Now:
For the last 13 years, Stop Hunger Now (www.stophungernow.org) has been holding meal packaging events to assemble meals that combine rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a packet of 21 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packets. The food stores easily, has a shelf-life of five years and transports quickly. The majority of Stop Hunger Now's meals supply school feeding programs in 37 countries around the world and provide much needed relief to those afflicted by famine, flooding and other diseases. Partnering with school feeding programs is seen as a way to end the cycle of poverty and hunger by helping children get proper nutrition and education.