NASHVILLE (WKRN) – Stopping word-wide hunger is a huge goal, but it’s one that Stop Hunger is now taking on and plans to conquer.
The non-profit group ships meals to developing countries around the world.
On Saturday, around 500 volunteers got to work at Nashville’s first location at Calvary United Methodist Church.
They packed 100,000 meals to be shipped around the world.
Also there was country music star Vince Gill, who talked to News 2 about the importance of helping people in need.
“You see a lot of these people around here trying to help their fellow man and doing what a lot of us should be doing to help our fellow man,” Gill said.
“Our goal is to package 1.1 million meals this year in the community, and already the support in the community has been tremendous,” said President and CEO of Stop Hunger Now, Rod Brooks.
Since 2006, the organization has packed and shipped more than 50 million meals from 19 locations around the country.