Stop Hunger Now 2012
STOP HUNGER NOW
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27TH
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27TH
Ten Wilton faith institutions - Christian, Jewish and Muslim - will join forces to package enough meals in one day to feed over 250 starving children for a year.
October 29, 2011 (in the middle of that crazy snowstorm), St. Matthew's had a huge team of volunteers participate in packaging 76,500 meals to feed 200 children. This year, on Saturday, October 27, 2012, YOU will have an opportunity to participate with nine other Wilton faith institutions in the 2nd Annual STOP HUNGER NOW all-day outreach event. A combined force of 400 volunteers from Wilton's Christian, Jewish, and Muslim institutions will be working together in shifts to get the job done. As last year's volunteers can attest, you wil have a wonderful time participating as our Wilton faith community comes together.
The Wilton Interfaith Action Committee (WI-ACT: "We Act Together for Good"), of which St. Matthew's is a very active member, has a goal of packaging 100,00 highly nutritious meals in one day, surpassing last year's goal. This is enough food for 250 malnourished children, most likely living in Africa, but wherever the need is most pressing, for an entire year. These meals will be served in school settings where the children can as well as eat. The highly rated nonprofit, Stop Hunger Now, Inc., will be providing the materials and equipmenta as well as the instructores on-site for the packaging operation. Teams of volunteers will gather in the Parish Hall to work in four shifts (morning, mid-day, and afternoon) to do the packaging work, using supplies of bulk ingredients and speacial packet-sealing equipment.
Just like last year, we have committed to supply volunteers, and a computerized sign-up system for all faith communities will be in operation starting September 20th. Sign-ups will be on a first-come, first-served basis and space for each faith community's members is limited. No prior experience is needed or required! A multi-generational event, children under 13-years can accompany their parents who volunteer and young people 13 and older can volunteer on their own. There is NO childcare provided.
Each volunteer is asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Wilton Interfaith Food Pantry to help those in need locally.
Reserve the date on your calendar now and think about what time shift you can join. Sign up today!
For further information, please contact Steve Hudspeth.