FedEx teams up to fight hunger

FedEx teams up to fight hunger
(Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - FedEx volunteers plans to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr on Monday, by packaging more than 30,000 meals for some of the world’s hungry.

Those meals will help support Rise Against Hunger, which is an organization dedicated to ending hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-saving aid to those in need.

The project is part of a larger effort by FedEx with Rise Against Hunger with more than 800 FedEx volunteers packaging 150,000 meals worldwide.

FedEx has worked with Rise Against Hunger for six years.

“FedEx is proud once again to celebrate the life of Dr. King by supporting Rise Against Hunger,” said Rose Flenorl, manager, FedEx Global Citizenship. “Our support for this initiative perpetuates our corporate and societal values, using our knowledge to make connections and deliver resources where they are needed most.”

Rise Against Hunger wants to accomplish its goals by 2030. The organization’s program helps streamline the packing of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables along with essential vitamins and minerals.

After packing, the meals are shipped to countries around the globe and distributed to places where they are most needed.

In honor of Dr. King, FedEx will also provide free admission to civil rights museums as part of FedEx Cares, the company’s global charitable giving program. Below are the locations and date when you can get in free:

  • National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis – January 21
  • Mississippi  Civil Rights Museum, Jackson, Miss.  - January 21
  • Birmingham  Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham – January 21
  • The Legacy Museum, Montgomery, Ala. – January 21
  • The  Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta  – February 2

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