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Stop Hunger Now - Bethel University
Mon, March 27, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
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Our goal is to raise awareness of the local and global impact of food insecurity and empower people to use that information to Stop Hunger Now.
Approximately 792.5 million people in the world do not get the food they need to live a healthy life. That's nearly one out of every nine people on Earth. The empowering news is that this figure has decreased by 167 million over the past decade and is 216 million less than in 1990-1992. Hunger is one of the main goals of Rotary International and has been an active concern of Bethel Area Rotary for almost seven decades. This evening meeting will give you information on how hunger affects us all on a local and international level and give us some resources about how to affect change.
The evening will be led by Marc Vermouth from the global initiative Stop Hunger Now, whose goal is to end hunger in our lifetime. They work toward this by raising awareness and packing and distributing meals through feeding programs that promote education, encourage children to attend school, improve students’ health and nutrition, address gender inequalities, stimulate economic growth, fight child labor, and are crucial to address global issues. This mirrors the message sent to Rotarians around the world by General Secretary John Hewko, “Remember this simple truth: No child – anywhere in the world – should ever go to bed hungry.“ Join us in working toward this essential goal that will create a more peaceful and equitable world.
Rebecca Carleton, Bethel Area Rotary
Marc Vermouth, Stop Hunger Now
Bethel Area Rotary and its members work locally and globally to improve the world. Our focus this year is to raise awareness about Hunger. Marc Vermouth is the New England Program Director of Stop Hunger Now.
Number of Sessions: This course meets one time.
Restrictions or Requirements:
None. All are welcome!