Rise Against Hunger and Westminster Presbyterian Church are joining forces in the fight against hunger.

More than 400 volunteers will package meals for people suffering from chronic hunger around the world on September 24th at Westminster Presbyterian Church, located at 3321 33rd Street, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Rise Against Hunger meal packaging events are a volunteer-based program that coordinates the streamlined packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables and 23 essential vitamins and minerals.

"We are excited to host this community-wide event. I hope you'll plan on participating as we come together as a community to serve those who are experiencing the heartache and hardship caused by extreme hunger. Bring your family, bring your friends and let's do something good together!"  -Pastor Elliott Powell-

Around the world, nearly 792.5 million people lack adequate food. According to the World Food Programme, one in nine people in the world still suffer from hunger.

In 2016, Rise Against Hunger meals nourished 1,040,351 lives.

Meals are also used to support development programs such as school lunch programs vocational training, and early childhood development programs, orphanages and medical clinics.

Last year, more than 376,211 volunteers from corporations, churches, schools and civic organizations packaged Rise Against Hunger meals.

Rise Against Hunger operates meal packaging locations in 20 cities throughout the U.S. and five international locations in South Africa, Malaysia, the Philippines, Italy and India..

Founded in 1998, Rise Against Hunger has delivered aid and disaster relief supplies in the form of food, medical supplies, clothing, school supplies and more to thousands of disaster victims and other hungry and vulnerable people in 73 countries.