BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - This past Saturday, April 11, the Bernardsville and Gladstone United Methodist Churches hosted a meal packing event for Stop Hunger Now, which drew volunteers from Bernardsville, Basking Ridge and surrounding communities - and resulted in almost 13,000 meals being packed for Stop Hunter Now.

Stop Hunger Now is an organization dedicated to alleviating hunger by providing nutritious packaged meals to those who live in some of the most dangerous and impoverished areas around the world.  

Students and residents of Bernardsville and nearby communities served as volunteers, including Boy Scouts from Troop and Pack 150 of Bernardsville, as well as parishioners from Bernardsville United Methodist Church, Gladstone United Methodist Church, Bishop Janes United Methodist Church of Basking Ridge and Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church of Warren.

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The two-hour meal packing program began with some education about hunger around the world. Then, volunteers were spread out across an assembly line to put together the packages that contained rice, soy, vegetables, and vitamins.

Number of meals packaged totaled 12,960 

By the end of the program, volunteers packages 12,960 meals for those who are in desperate need of food.

To learn more about Stop Hunger Now, visit www.stophungernow.org. To learn more about Bernardsville and Gladstone United Methodist Churches, visit www.bernardsvillemethodist.org.