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Volunteers pack 152,586 meals to fight hunger

7:12 AM, Aug 19, 2012   |    comments
  • Volunteers pack meals to fight hunger for Stop Hunger Now at Dunwoody United Methodist Church.
  • Volunteers pack meals to fight hunger for Stop Hunger Now at Dunwoody United Methodist Church.
  • Volunteers pack meals to fight hunger for Stop Hunger Now at Dunwoody United Methodist Church.
  • Volunteers pack meals to fight hunger for Stop Hunger Now at Dunwoody United Methodist Church.
    
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DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Hundreds of volunteers worked together on Saturday to pack 152,586 meals for Stop Hunger Now at Dunwoody United Methodist Church.

The volunteers worked in two-hour shifts from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to assemble dehydrated meals for children in need across the globe.

The packaged meals ship quickly and have a 5-year shelf life.

They're made of rice, soybeans, vegetables and 21 essential vitamins.

Stop Hunger Now primarily targets children through school lunch programs but will also expand to the community it's serving based on need.

Dunwoody Councilman John Heneghan took part in the volunteer effort.

"What a great family experience!" he wrote in a tweet.

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