'Stop Hunger Now' Officially Opens In Nashville

Posted at 10:07 PM, Mar 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-05 23:34:49-05

A lot of people showed up for the grand opening of a new nonprofit in town aimed at fighting global hunger.

Hundreds of people were there Saturday to volunteer at Calvary United Methodist Church on Hillsboro Pike.

Stop Hunger Now has been headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Saturday it celebrated the grand opening of a permanent location in Nashville.

Their mission is to end hunger in our lifetime.

“The meals that we provide, first of all they provide the nutrition that kids need to learn,” said Rod W. Brooks, President and CEO. “Beyond that they provide an incentive for parents to send their kids to school around the world.”

Their hope has been that the food plus the education will break the cycle of poverty.

Stop Hunger Now has been looking for church groups, civic organizations, and companies to host meal packaging events.

The goal has been to package 1.1 million meals over the next year in this area.