Volunteers around the world help end hunger

October is World Hunger Action Month, when Stop Hunger Now raises public awareness around the issue of world hunger.

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With 16 October designated World Food Day, Stop Hunger Now is asking corporate, community civic and faith leaders to help spread the word, take action and make an impact to end hunger around the globe, says Rod Brooks, president and CEO of Stop Hunger Now.

“Hunger is solvable and is the common thread among the world’s most challenging issues. When hunger is targeted, you give leverage and hope to every other cause, including poverty, disease, education and the welfare of women and children.”

Around the world, more than 868 million people lack adequate food and more than 25 000 die each day from hunger-related illnesses.

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During World Hunger Action Month 2013, thousands of Stop Hunger Now volunteers are expected to package more than 4 million meals at about 100 events in the US, South Africa, Malaysia and Italy.

Groups of all sizes and ages can organise a meal-packaging event with Stop Hunger Now to assemble meals consisting of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and vitamins to be used in school-feeding programmes and the like.

Find out how you can get involved, visit www.stophungernow.org.