SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Humanitarian organization, Convoy of Hope, is partnering with The Pack Shack, a non-profit in Rogers, Ark., in distributing up to 1 million meals to hungry families in the United States and abroad this year.
This unique partnership will launch March 7-8, 2014, in Rogers at an event called
NWA vs HUNGER!, where volunteers will pack up to 500,000 meals. Between 150,000 and 250,000 of those meals are being donated to Convoy of Hope. Organizations sending local teams to pack meals include Tyson Foods, Walmart Stores, Inc., General Mills, Inc., Unilever, Proctor & Gamble, Co., and others.
“We’re honored to be partnering with an organization close to our World Distribution Center in Springfield, Missouri,” says Hal Donaldson, CEO and co-founder of Convoy of Hope. “We’ll be able to easily move these meals to communities in need.”
“Convoy of Hope’s highly respected programs ensure meals packed at NWA vs HUNGER! will go to people who need them here in the United States and beyond,” says Bret Raymond, Executive Director of The Pack Shack.
NWA vs. HUNGER! will take place March 7-8, 2014, at the IBC GO Center, 2555 S. 26th Street in Rogers. Teams will work in two hour shifts. Visit www.thepackshack.org for more information.