Ferrum College is pleased to announce the first “Celebrating Our Founders Day” in
conjunction with its annual “Stop Hunger Now” meal packaging effort.
Saturday, February 8, 2012 | Ferrum College
Vaughn Chapel | 9:00am
Packaging for the Stop Hunger Now Project
Ferrum College YMCA Facility | 10:00am – Noon
Soup Supper for Volunteers
YMCA Facility | Noon
Ferrum College is pleased to announce the first “Celebrating Our Founders Day” event
on Sat., Feb. 8, 2014, which will include its annual Stop Hunger Now community-wide
volunteer meal packaging effort. This will be the seventh year when churches of all
denominations, community groups such as service clubs and scout troops, and Ferrum
students, faculty and staff come together at the College to help alleviate worldwide
hunger in a tangible way.
This year’s goal is to package 50,000 nutritious meals in two hours from 10 a.m. to
12 Noon at the campus YMCA. The volunteers are also invited to take part in a service
of worship and song at 9 a.m. in the College’s Vaughn Chapel, and enjoy an informal
“Soup Supper” at the YMCA immediately following the meal packaging.
Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief agency that distributes food and
other lifesaving aid to children and families in countries worldwide. Troy Henderson,
Stop Hunger Now program manager in Lynchburg, thanked the February 8 volunteers in
advance for their upcoming work and generosity. “Stop Hunger Now has had the great
privilege of working with Ferrum College students, faculty, staff and local church
and community groups over the past years,” he said. “Their hard work and generosity
has given sustenance and hope to thousands of children around the world.” Henderson
noted that this year’s meals are likely to go to schools in Haiti or Africa where
the need is great and every packaged meal helps save lives and offers hope for the
Volunteers and anyone wishing to donate by credit card can register by visiting the
Stop Hunger Now web site link below, and following the instructions: at Stop Hunger Now.
The brief, inspirational video that can be viewed on the site helps convey far more
than words the tremendous, worldwide importance of generous donations and local volunteerism
to this effort.
Donations may also be made by sending a check made out to “Stop Hunger Now” to Ferrum
College in care of Mr. Rol Walters, 445 Ferrum Mountain Rd., Ferrum, Va. 24088.
For additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-365-4267.