Planning is underway and a date of 14th April 2018 has been set for the 3rd Rotary 1285 50k mealpack for Rise Against Hunger in Bolton
Venue will be Sharples High School, Hill Cot Rd, Bolton BL1 8SN.
The Rotary Club of Bolton Lever and Rise Against Hunger are joining forces in the fight against hunger. More than 200 volunteers, Rotarians and community groups will pack 50,0000 meals for the world’s hungry on 14th April at Sharples School, Bolton.
Rise Against Hunger meal packing events are volunteer based programmes that package highly nutritious dehydrated meals, comprised of rice, soya, vegetables and 23 essential vitamins and minerals.
This will be the 3rd Rotary sponsored Rise Against Hunger meal packing event in the North West. Of England. It builds upon the success of the previous meal packs in Warrington and at the Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland conference in Manchester.
Rise Against Hunger gets food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable people, and works to end global hunger in our lifetime. Established in 1998, they have provided over 225 million meals in 73 countries.
For more information visit the Rise Against Hunger Website
The Bolton event will help meet the Rotary in GBI goal of distributing 1 million meal packs over the next 2 years.
How to get involved
The meal packing will take place on Saturday 14th April 2018. We need pledges of either
· volunteers to cover 2 or 4 hour packing shifts.
· and / or donations (suggested £50pp) to cover £12K food costs
Each attendee is also asked to bring a food item (like tinned beans, tineed / packet soup, pasta etc) for distribution to local food banks within our district.
We would welcome involvement from Rotary Clubs in the North West and can come and talk to your club about how to get involved.
This is an ideal team building event for local businesses, with employees who want to get involved in a hands on humanitarian project. Donations can be made via our BT mydonate event page
The event is open to volunteers from Church groups, Youth organisations, Community groups, Clubs and Service organisations. Individual volunteers and family groups are also very welcome to join us
This family friendly event is open to volunteers of all ages. Children are welcome, (age 5 and above) when accompanied by an adult.