The pack at Patrick Henry High School to pack dehydrated meals for Haiti through Stop Hunger Now, an international food relief organization was a tremendous success! Roanoke area churches, colleges and civic groups came together to package 280,000 meals to send to Haiti in the aftermath of the recent earthquakes.

See this wonderful short video of the event.

Watch coverage of the event on WSLS!

Working in shifts of one and a half hours, volunteers of all ages assembled packets of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix with vitamins and minerals. These packets will be shipped to Haiti in April.

On Monday, February 8, representatives from around fifteen local churches and colleges met with Troy Henson, Stop Hunger Now coordinator, at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church to discuss whether to launch a city-wide packaging event for Roanoke. People were interested in doing something tangible to help the Haitians in addition to writing checks to relief organizations. The response was positive and the attendees committed enough volunteers and money to launch the event.

Between 1000 and 1400 volunteers and $70,000 packed 280,000 meals. The event lasted from 9 to 7 on Sunday, March 14.

We hoped to make this event as diverse as possible and welcome volunteers of all ages, denominations and backgrounds. We are thrilled to have succeeded. To learn more about Stop Hunger Now, visit their website . You can also visit St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church online.

The United Methodist Church organized a Lynchburg-wide “Stop Hunger Now” packaging event on January 28, 2010. Go to Youtube to see their video:  Lynchburg 210,000 meals for Haiti.

You can follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/SHNRoanoke for news about other hunger initiatives.

For additional information, contact Jenny Fife, Coordinator, St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church: jlgarrett@mindspring.com or 540-797-8174.



  1. keep up the gr8 work! 🙂

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