On Sunday, May 3, 2015, the James River Baptist Association (JRBA) hosted its seventh Stop Hunger Now meal packing event at Maysville Baptist Church Multi-Purpose Center.
One hundred twenty-four volunteers of all ages from 12 area churches came out to pack, weigh, and seal 20,690 meals to help feed hungry people around the world. JRBA raised over $5,500 to purchase the food from Stop Hunger Now.
Their contributions were supplemented by the Baptist General Association of Virginia. Since 2010, JRBA has packaged 153,796 meals at a cost of $38,709.55. They have fed hungry people in Haiti, Uganda, the Philippines, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Cambodia, and the Ivory Coast.
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Additionally, Mount Ararat Baptist Church also held a Stop Hunger Now event this past weekend.
From their Instagram profile:
“400 volunteers, ranging from preschool kids to retirees and everyone in between—half under 17—came together to package 100,008 life-saving meals to feed hungry people around the world.”