Rising Church in Suwanee is hosting its fourth annual Hunger to Hope event this weekend. Partnering with Feed My Starving Children, the event allows volunteers to pack meals to be shipped to hungry children all over the world.
To date, Rising Church’s Hunger for Hope events have put together more than a million meals. This year they have set a 270,000 meal goal and have over 1400 registered volunteers.
On Friday the church hosts a “corporate pack” where companies provide the funding and labor to pack the meals. Fifteen companies are participating, some with as many as eighty participants and some with as few as three. Auto Trader, Bomgar and WIKA and Grant Thornton, LLP are some of the companies participating.
On Saturday the community steps in to pack in two “community packs” made up of high school sports teams and clubs, scouting groups, ALTA tennis teams, Bible study groups, and other community service groups.
On Sunday two separate packs are run by the church for their mission conference with church members and ministry partners volunteering their time and effort to the cause.
Feed My Starving Children is a Christian nonprofit organization that works with community groups to pack food to send to children worldwide. They have worked to create a food mixture that is easy and safe to transport, simple to make with boiling water, and culturally acceptable worldwide. Volunteers at Hunger to Hope will help combine and pack MannaPackRice, a staple food source to provide nutrition to starving and malnourished children across the globe.
The event will take place at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds at 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. For more information, visit risingchurch.org and fmsc.org.