Fundraising for Stop Hunger Now
April 03, 2014
For over a year, Sacramento Japanese UMC (SJUMC) has been fundraising to host a Stop Hunger Now food packaging event. Stop Hunger Now has long been working to eradicate hunger by sending low-cost nutritious food around the world to those in need. Their meal-packaging events are volunteer-based programs that compile nutritious dehydrated meals of rice, soy, vegetables, flavoring, and 21 essential vitamins and minerals into a convenient package that can be transported conveniently. On March 23, the SJUMC community finally raised enough money to package 15,136 meals by 55 people.
From restaurant fundraisers, individual donations, and fellowship fundraisers, the church worked hard to do all they could to help. Finding a way to be involved in hands-on mission is an ongoing theme in the church's future goals because of their Mission Committee and their vision statement of "Loving God, Serving Others, and Transforming Lives". Members from ages 5 to 95 helped to pour ingredients, carry boxes, measure food, and do what they were able to make a difference.
For more information about Stop Hunger Now, click here.