Joining Hands to Lend a Hand
When: Saturday, November 9, 10am – 12pm
Where: St Francis Episcopal Church, 1205 Pine Ave, San Jose, CA 95125, USA (map)
Join in the fun of a fast-paced assembly line operation to pack meals for thousands of hungry people all over the world. Minimum age: 6+
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 event also gives volunteers hands-on experience in leadership development, team-building, relationship-building, creative problem-solving, 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.