Fourth Annual Stop Hunger Now campaign


1,000 volunteers will work on the Fourth Annual Stop Hunger Now campaign at Canterbury United Methodist Church, February11 -13, 2014. They will put a half-million meals together for school children and orphanages in Haiti.{}Additional volunteers from Brasfield & Gorrie Construction, Hoar Construction and various religious and community groups will work with the Stop Hunger Now, the hunger relief program volunteers, to send the meals to the Haitian school children in the Robert Ford Orphanage. {}The meals include a combination of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables, and a flavoring mix including 21 essential vitamins and minerals in small meal packets. Each meal costs only 25 cents. The food stores easily and has a shelf-life of five years and transports quickly.{}"Our combined resources, both in volunteers and financially, will result in a tremendous accomplishment for the fight against hunger," said Rachel Estes, Outreach Director at Canterbury United Methodist Church. They want to purchase water filters at $100 each for the schools in Philippines, so they have access to clean water for meal preparation."My dream for 2015 is that Hearts and Hands of Birmingham volunteers pack a million meals: especially after seeing this community pull together during the recent snow event, I am convinced that we can collaborate across all lines to feed hungry kids both in our community and across the globe," Estes said.For more information, please go to