FedEx teams up with Stop Hunger Now to package meals for hungry children

FedEx, Stop Hunger Now package 10,000 meals for hungry children

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Millions of Americans spent MLK Day doing good all in the name and spirit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.

FedEx put their manpower to work packing meals for children. FedEx, with the help of Stop Hunger Now, packed 10,000 meals, all of which will go to hungry children around the world.

Each meal costs less than 30 cents and is specifically formulated to help children grow, but organizers say it will take more than just one day of volunteering to end hunger.

"We could just create a big machine and pump out meals, right? But it's not really about that, it's about engaging volunteers and creating a movement and a passion for ending hunger," said Matt Casteel with Stop Hunger Now.

Stop Hunger Now started in 2005 with one branch packing more than 1 million meals.

As of Monday, Jan. 20, the group has 19 branches and with partnerships with companies like FedEx, they will fill and distribute even more meals.

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