Stop Hunger Now

Nov 24, 2014 (All day)

Heartfelt thanks are in order to the nearly 350 volunteers and donors who hurried, hauled and helped during the Stop Hunger Now meal-packaging event at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center Nov. 24.

Volunteers -- most of whom were students, faculty and staff -- packed 75,000 meals in less than three hours. Those meals feed the hungry across the globe. The event was co-hosted by The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and the student organization Buckeyes Against Hunger.

The biggest sponsor was H.J. Heinz Company Foundation. Heinz underwrote the 75,000 meals as part of The Heinz Micronutrient Campaign (HMC).

Heinz logo

In 2013, the HMC launched a new partnership with Stop Hunger Now, a Raleigh, N.C.-based nonprofit whose mission is to alleviate hunger in developing nations around the world.

Stop Hunger Now launched in 1998. Its mission is “To end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.”

Also greatly appreciated are our other sponsors, Commerce National Bank, Silver Level, and First Merit Bank, Bronze Level.

Below are some images from Stop Hunger Now. More images can be found here.

Stop Hunger Now volunteers

Stop Hunger Now volunteers prepare meals for shipping.

Stop Hunger Now unites volunteers.

Stop Hunger Now volunteers load boxes of meals.

Hundreds of volunteers gathered for Stop Hunger Now.

Stop Hunger Now logo


Dr. Jeff Hattey is among the volunteers.

Dean McPheron poses with volunteers

Sealing meal packages for shipping.