Saturday, April 6, 2019, 9:30 am to noon
On April 6th, we will host our fifth Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) food packing event. During the four prior events our church has packed nearly 50,000 meals that have been distributed to hungry children in developing world countries. We are committed to pack 12,096 meals on April 6th.
The past events have been fast-paced and fun-filled undertakings where our church comes together as the community of faith to join Christians throughout our country in service to “our neighbors.” The event on April 6th will be the same! Please prayerfully consider joining our team.
We can utilize 75 volunteers ten years old and older. Volunteers in their late 80s have previously participated. Every volunteer who registers to participate is given a job and fills a vital role in the project. We cannot accommodate more than 75 volunteers and will not be able to utilize those who simply show up for the event that morning. It is crucial that you register. It is crucial to our success that you come out to fulfill your commitment to serve. Register today!
Rise Against Hunger is driven by the vision of a world without hunger. Its mission is to end world hunger by providing food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable people and creating a global commitment to mobilize resources to tackle the issue. Rise Against Hunger works to meet immediate nutritional needs today and to empower the ability to build the strong, resilient communities of tomorrow by promoting sustainable solutions to hunger. The food packing events are part of its short-term strategy to address the immediate needs. Hunger is a barrier to education, steady employment, health and economic growth. As president Rod Brooks says “Our evolving mission includes new pathways to end hunger by getting nutrition to those in need and empowering communities on ways to become self-sufficient and alleviate poverty.” What a privilege for FPC to be part of the solution. If you have any questions contact Randy DuVall, Director of Missions, 757-672-1797.