Dominican Republic Set to Receive Stop Hunger Now Meals
Posted By Frank Vinluan
Hunger is a way of life for many in the Dominican Republic, where 42 percent of the population live below the poverty line and food shortage is rampant, according to the organization Stop Hunger Now.
The 10,157 meals packaged at a Nov. 5 Stop Hunger Now packing event at The Frontier in RTP are now on their way to the Dominican Republic, part of a shipment from the Raleigh-based nonprofit totaling 285,120 meals. The shipment will be received by CitiHope International, a partner organization working in the Dominican Republic.
This latest shipment of meals will help feed young children such as Blessa Chloe Zamora, a 5-year-old who Stop Hunger Now says was abandoned by her birth mother as a baby, but was nourished with Stop Hunger Now meals at a children’s home. She is now 28 pounds and 39 inches tall.
The packing event at The Frontier was a service project coordinated by the RTP Rotary Club, which drew participation from nearly 60 people, including 17 Rotarians, as well as participants from around The Park. The RTP Rotary Club plans to coordinate another packing event in the coming year.
For more information on Stop Hunger Now, visit the organization’s website.