Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 3:05pm
Stop Hunger Now and Pfizer are joining forces in the fight against hunger. More than 200 employees will package meals for the world’s hungry on Dec. 10, 2014, at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott at 4:00PM. Stop Hunger Now meal packaging events are a volunteer-based program that coordinates the streamlined packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, flavoring and 23 essential vitamins and minerals.
“Pfizer is pleased to partner with Stop Hunger Now to participate in a meal packaging event to support school feeding programs and crisis relief and response efforts,” said Caroline Roan, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility. “It is a great opportunity to bring Pfizer colleagues together to help support the health and well-being of our global community."
Around the world, nearly 805 million people lack adequate food. Stop Hunger Now operates meal packaging locations in 19 cities throughout the U.S. and four international locations in South Africa, Malaysia, the Philippines and Italy
Founded in 1998, Stop Hunger Now has delivered aid and disaster relief supplies in the form of food, medical supplies, clothing, school supplies and more to thousands of disaster victims and other hungry and vulnerable people in 65 countries.
Stop Hunger Now is a go to resource for a unique, shared experience which combines a noble cause with employee development. Organizations are constantly looking for creative solutions to build their teams. Ropes courses and trust falls are a thing of the past. The Stop Hunger Now meal packing event sets up the perfect teachable moment. Pfizer employees have been packaging Stop Hunger Now meals for 5 years. This will be the second event in 2014.
“What we want everyone to know is that hunger is solvable and is the common thread among the world’s most challenging issues. When hunger is targeted, you give leverage and hope to every other cause including poverty, disease, education and the welfare of women and children,” said Rod Brooks, President and CEO of Stop Hunger Now.
For more information contact Karen Sanders Noe- Corporate Relations Director at Stop Hunger Now, 408-781-6166, or Jennifer Kokell – Manager, Media Relations, (212) 733.2596.
For more than 15 years, Stop Hunger Now has been creating a movement to end hunger with more than 140,000,000 meals distributed along with other aid to 65 countries. Driven by a mission to end hunger in our lifetime, the organization provides food and life-saving aid to the world's most vulnerable and helps mobilize the necessary resources impacting millions of lives.
Stop Hunger Now meal packaging programs offer volunteers the opportunity to participate in a hands-on international hunger relief program and to become educated, engaged advocates for the world’s poor and hungry. In 2013, Stop Hunger Now packaged 38.6 million meals in the U.S. and an additional 3.3 million meals were packaged by international locations.
In its efforts to respond to emergency needs around the world Stop Hunger Now receives and distributes significant donations of in-kind aid. These donations are large quantities of food, medicines, medical supplies and other such items as may be of use in fighting hunger and providing relief in a crisis.
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Media: Jennifer Kokell, 212.733.2596