Exceeding goals with Stop Hunger Now at 2016 food packing event

Forever Giving was able to partner with Stop Hunger Now once again for an amazing week of giving at an event in Johannesburg, South Africa.  The goal was to go above and beyond last year’s achievement of funding 200k meals that were packed in Singapore by a group of volunteers.  After two days of high-energy, enthusiastic meal packaging, and the $92,600 donation from Forever Giving, volunteers were able to pack and give over 365,600 meals to a local village.  

The meals will be distributed through SHN’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) Connect Programme in South Africa.  With the amount of meals that were funded at this event, Forever Giving will feed 1,923 children five meals/week for an entire year! With the money that ECD will save in not needing to purchase food for students, it will be able to invest in first aid kits, teacher training, educational supplies, and sanitary facilities for the children.

We just want to say a huge THANK YOU for all the volunteers who partnered with Stop Hunger Now for the event.  It was truly inspiring to see everyone work together to take one step closer to ending world hunger.