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Second Annual “Rise Against Hunger” Event with the San Diego Padres
September 16, 2017 at 9:00 am to 11:00 am
After a very successful, sold out, first time event last year, we are once again joining with the Padres Volunteer Team with the goal to pack 60,000 meals (twice as many as last year, which means room for more volunteers) in two hours on Saturday, September 16 at Petco Park. The meals will be distributed by “Rise Against Hunger”, an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030.
Rise Against Hunger’s meal packaging program is a volunteer-based initiative that coordinates the assembly-line packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals. The program was created to give dedicated individuals and organizations — from businesses to civic clubs — the opportunity to participate in a hands-on international hunger relief program and to become educated, engaged advocates for the world’s hungry. The events also give volunteers hands-on experience in leadership development, team-building, relationship-building, creative problem-solving, and goal-setting and achievement.
Since the inception of the meal packaging program in December 2005, these packaged meals have been used primarily to support school feeding programs in developing countries. Hunger is the common thread among the world’s most challenging issues. Targeting hunger — specifically by supporting school feeding programs — leverages support to other causes including poverty, disease, education, and the welfare of women and children.
Registration (required!) is open to members and their families only (ages four and up.) Space is limited to the first 100 people who register. Rotaracts, Interacts and non-Club members DO NOT register on line. Please contact Mary@rotary33.org
More event details will be sent to registrants as we get closer to the event. We look forward to another successful event this year and having some fun with the Padres volunteers!
Click here to register.