We received this message from our friends at Stop Hunger Now letting us know the final destination of the meals we packaged in November! We wanted to be sure to pass it along!
Friends of Stop Hunger Now,
We are delighted to announce that the meals from your respective meal packaging events have been shipped in a container totaling 285,120 meals from our Lynchburg warehouse to our partner CitiHope International in the Dominican Republic. If this is your second notification email it simply means that a portion of your meals have gone to impact multiple programs.
With 42% of the population below the poverty line, food shortage is prevalent throughout the Dominican Republic. CitiHope provides food and other resources to schools, orphanages and other needy people and takes an active role in the distribution and monitoring. CitiHope supports sustainable educational and development programs that empower locals to create strong, self-sufficient communities.
Citihope's country director in the Dominican Repbulic says, "We consider this not to be 'charity' but a real investment in humanity. The school and orphanage programs help our country so much by creating a future of responsible citizens that contribute to the improvement of our society. These children come from families that cannot supply even one meal a day for their children and don't understand the purpose of education. So the motivation comes from the food!...These SHN donations are a defining component that heals a nation, multi-dimensionally."
Visit www.stophungernow.org for more information on how to continue your involvement in the fight against hunger and follow us on Facebook at Stop Hunger Now Lynchburg for updates, videos and photos from the field.
Thank you for generously donating your time as a volunteer with Stop Hunger Now. We are sincerely grateful for your dedication and for sharing our vision of a world without hunger.