St. Mark’s Hosts “Stop Hunger Now”

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Newark- September 18-19, 2015- Our parish hosted the first annual “Stop Hunger Now” meal packaging event.

Over 304 community volunteers participated in the two day event, including 9 churches, 6 youth organizations, 5 community groups one business and many other individuals from the Newark area.  In addition, 60 businesses, organizations and individuals donated to help achieve a $9000 fundraising goal. An amazing 30,000 meals were packaged in four shifts.

Linda Werts, coordinator of the event thanks us for being a host, and adds: “In a few weeks we will know where our 30,024 meals will be shipped. Thanks to the partnership with “Stop Hunger Now” a four star international hunger relief organization, we made new community friends and learned that it is an awesome experience when we join together to “do good ” in the world.”