Friday, March 1, 2024

Local Volunteers Rise Against Hunger

WILLIAMSBURG —  Williamsburg Presbyterian Church spent a rainy Saturday packaging meals to help fight world hunger.

Members of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church’s congregation, in partnership with Rise Against Hunger, volunteered to package over 55,000 meals on Oct. 14, reaching half a million meals packaged locally since 2010 for people facing hunger worldwide.

“We had 208 volunteers of all ages that included folks, not only from Williamsburg Presbyterian, but also from 16 other churches, high school service clubs and civic organizations,” said Sheila Russ, Rise Against Hunger’s Partnership Manager in Richmond.

The volunteers worked together to package meals consisting of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and vitamins into bags. Rise Against Hunger is sending the packaged meals to people facing hunger in countries around the world.

Gary Davis from Williamsburg Presbyterian Church said, “To Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, this means a great deal in knowing our Outreach Ministry continues to grow and provide. Partnering with Rise Against Hunger helps us achieve our global commitment to ending world hunger while bringing the community together to support this event.”
Rise Against Hunger is an international humanitarian organization working to end hunger. It provides immediate nourishment for those currently facing hunger and implements sustainable solutions to lift entire communities for years to come. To date, Rise Against Hunger has facilitated the packaging of more than 600 million meals to be distributed to countries around the world.

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