Meals likely headed to Haiti
Redpoint CEO Mark Cohon and his family joined forces with other groups around the New York area to package meals for the needy in developing countries through Stop Hunger Now.
Stop Hunger Now works with volunteers from corporations, congregations, schools and civic groups for their meal-packaging events. Volunteers work in teams at each packaging station. They fill bins with raw ingredients, scoop ingredients into meal bags, weigh and seal the bags, box and stack them on pallets, and load the pallets and equipment onto a truck.
Mark’s group packaged 10,000 meals in two hours. Stop Hunger Now sends dehydrated meals around the world: This batch was likely headed to Haiti to help in hurricane relief efforts.
The organization hosts the meal packaging events in part to drive awareness about hunger around the world. According to Stop Hunger Now, in data collected through the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization, approximately 792.5 million people in the world do not get the food they need to live a healthy life. That’s nearly one out of every nine people on earth. That number is down 167 million over the past decade and is 216 million lower than figures from 1990-1992.
Hunger kills more people each year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
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