CARY, NC, December 20, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In the spirit of the holiday season, Glenaire Continuing Care Retirement Community residents have raised funds to support Stop Hunger Now and are preparing for a meal packing event on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Stop Hunger Now, a Raleigh-based firm, is an international hunger relief agency providing food and other lifesaving aid to children and families in countries all over the world---
Glenaire residents set up a committee to organize the program and kicked it off by hosting a speaker from Stop Hunger Now. They organized a drive to raise $2,500 to provide 10,000 meals. The response was so great they far exceeded their goal raising $5,000 enough for 20,000 meals. On January 11, staff from Stop Hunger Now will set up their equipment at Glenaire and will assemble the meals with a volunteer group of over 100 Glenaire residents and staff working in shifts.
"The response to this drive is overwhelming," said Chet Black, a Glenaire resident. "We are proud to support such a worthwhile organization and it could not have been done without such a dedicated committee. It was really a great thing for the group to experience."
Stop Hunger Now provides over 70% of its meals to support transformational development programs such as school feeding programs, vocational training programs, early childhood development programs, orphanages, and medical clinics. A packaged meal includes dehydrated foods, rice, dried vegetables and a seasoning packet of vitamins and minerals which is good for two years after it is packaged. Each meal costs $0.25 to put together. These funds are used to acquire the ingredients purchased on the general commodities markets, where they get reduced rates on most of the ingredients.
For more information about Glenaire or the Stop Hunger Now drive, call 919-460-8095.
Glenaire is a non-profit, Presbyterian-affiliated, nationally-accredited continuing care retirement community located on a 32-acre campus near Research Triangle Park in Cary, North Carolina. Glenaire's location is optimal, and its reputation for excellence is unparalleled. Glenaire offers an enriched lifestyle today with a solid plan for tomorrow. Glenaire is managed by The Presbyterian Homes, Inc. For more information about Glenaire, please visit us at http://www.glenaire.org or call 919-460-8095.
About Stop Hunger Now
In 2013, Stop Hunger Now is celebrating its 15th anniversary and its ongoing work to create a movement to end hunger. The organization is driven by a vision of a world without hunger and a mission to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-saving aid to the world's most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources. 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. For more information, visit http://www.stophungernow.org.
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