1 million meal goal
Forever Living Products has announced plans to package one million meals in 2017 with global nonprofit Stop Hunger Now. The international grower and manufacturer of aloe vera and bee products announced plans to expand their partnership with Stop Hunger Now and package meals for the world’s hungry at events throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East and South Africa.
Forever Living Products held their first large meal packaging event with Stop Hunger Now in 2015 when employees packaged 300,000 meals at a Global Rally in Singapore. In 2016, the event was held in Johannesburg, South Africa where 350,000 meals were packaged. The Stop Hunger Now meals are used through school feeding and other programs to promote self-sufficiency.
“Working with Stop Hunger Now has been a really powerful experience for us,” said Gregg Maughan, President of Forever Living Products. “Their mission to end world hunger resonates with us and has really empowered our Forever Business Owners to get more involved. We are so excited to take on the challenge to pack one million meals in 2017!”
Around the world, nearly 795 million people lack adequate food. Stop Hunger Now operates meal packaging locations in 20 cities throughout the U.S. and six international locations in South Africa, Malaysia, the Philippines, Italy, India and Peru. Last year, more than 353,000 volunteers from corporations, churches, schools and civic organizations packaged Stop Hunger Now meals.
“Our partnership with Forever Living has and will continue to have a profound impact on people’s lives. We are so very grateful to this quality organization and its people,” said Tom Barbitta, Chief Marketing Officer of Stop Hunger Now.
Stop Hunger Now meal packaging events are a volunteer-based program that coordinates the streamlined packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables and 23 essential vitamins and minerals.