Volunteers needed for meal packaging event

On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, volunteers from around the community will gather at Treasure Valley Community College to participate in a global hunger relief effort. TVCC, Kraft Heinz, and the Oregon Food Bank- Southeast Oregon Services are joining with Rise Against Hunger to package meals to fight food insecurity around the world.

Volunteers are still needed and children ages 10 and older are welcome to participate if accompanied by adults. The event begins at 9 a.m. in the TVCC Weese Cafeteria and is scheduled to end at noon that day.

Please register to volunteer at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FRXCD3H

 Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) meal packaging events are a volunteer-based program that coordinates the streamlined packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables and 23 essential vitamins and minerals.

Around the world, more than 792.5 million people lack adequate food. One in nine people in the world go to bed hungry each night. Rise Against Hunger meal packaging events give volunteers the opportunity to make a hands-on difference in helping to end world hunger. Rise Against Hunger works to meet immediate nutritional needs today and empower the ability to build strong, communities tomorrow.

Founded in 1998, Rise Against Hunger has distributed aid in the form of food, medical supplies, clothing, medical supplies and more to vulnerable people in 74 countries. In 2016, more than 376,000 volunteers from corporations, churches, schools and civic organizations packaged Rise Against Hunger meals. Since the inception of Rise Against Hunger’s meal packaging program, volunteers in the U.S. and worldwide have packaged more than 331 million meals.

More information on the work of the organization Rise Against Hunger is found at http://www.riseagainsthunger.org/

Please register to volunteer at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FRXCD3H

For more information about the local event, please contact:

Shilo Roubidoux, Sr. HR Business Partner, People Solutions
The Kraft Heinz Company
Shilo.Roubidoux@us.hjheinz.com
541-889-0538 

 Neil Whited, Generalist, People Solutions
The Kraft Heinz Company
Neil.Whited@us.hjheinz.com
541-889-0372