The Rotary Clubs of Nashoba Valley, Littleton, Acton-Boxborough, and Wachusetts Area, along with the Nashoba Regional High School Interact Club, the Littleton High School Humanitarian Club, and Workers Credit Union, sponsored the seventh annual Rise Against Hunger food packaging event on March 7 at Nashoba Regional High School. Seventy-seven volunteers, including a large contingent from the Lancaster 4-H club, packaged 15,000 meals in a couple of hours.
The assembly process combined rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packages. These meal packages will be shipped around the world to support school feeding programs and crisis relief. The food stores easily, transports quickly, and has a shelf-life of two years.
“Rise Against Hunger is a great way to provide healthy, cost-effective meals and help us combat hunger around the world,” said Chris Spear, Chair of event from the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley. Past meal packages have been sent to Madagascar and Burkina Faso, in cooperation with partnering agencies.
Established in 1998, Rise Above Hunger, formerly known as Stop Hunger Now, coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid to crisis-burdened areas around the world. To learn more, visit