“When Springmoor hosted our first meal-packaging event for STOP HUNGER NOW in 2009, we set our goal at $4,000, but raised twice that. So this time around we were bold enough to set our goal a little higher at $10,000, which means we will be packaging 40,000 meals. The residents and staff had so much fun working and laughing together the first time we did this we knew we would do it again. We set the date for Valentine’s Day as an expression of our love for people around the world,” said Chaplain, Phyllis Mayo. Springmoor certainly did express love for those less fortunate, exceeding this year's fundraising goal by $3,500!
SHN’s meal packaging program currently operates Raleigh, Goldsboro and Charlotte, N.C.; Lynchburg, Hampton Roads and Richmond, Va.; Jackson, Miss.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Durban, South Africa; Philadelphia, Pa.; Atlanta, Ga.; Santa Ana, Cosine the program’s inception, more than 150,000 volunteers have packaged more than 55 million meals. To find out more, visit http://www.stophungernow.org/.