A More Light Congregation

Bethany Presbyterian Church

(formerly Stop Hunger Now!)

Sometimes the meal we provide is the only one a child has for her entire day.

Save the Date: October 7, 2017!

Our Next Rise Against Hunger Meal-Packing Event is Saturday, Oct 7 from 10am to noon.  This is the 7th event that has been held at Bethany. At this time, we are scheduled to pack 10,152 meals which means the supplies will cost $2,944.08.  We are FULLY FUNDED for this event! 

There is always a large group of people who come out for our events which is very exciting. You can sign up on-site, on the day of the event, too.   Please mark your calendars and plan to bring your friends to join us for this worthwhile cause.

Should you wish to register online or contribute to the event, please click here - and thank you!

Our event on March 11, 2017 was a hit!

Our March 11th Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) event was attended by 65 happy helpers ready to pack more than 14,000 meals and speed them on their way to their final destination. Led by a new associate, Noelle, we showed that our prior five events made us ready for the challenge and Noelle was impressed. In just a few minutes over two hours, we were banging the gong for the last time and cleaning up. The morning flew by and there were plenty of Scouts, their parents, friends and family at the church to help. There is something everyone can do, so please plan to participate in the future.

Thanks to everyone who participated and please watch the Banner for future Rise Against Hunger  events, possibly another before 2017 comes to a close.

Our next packing date is scheduled for

Saturday, March 11 - from 10:00 a.m. until noon.

Mark your calendars now so you will not miss out on the next meal-packing event at Bethany. Within two hours, we will pack over 12,000 meals and have so much fun together, while helping provide meals for those in need in a third-world country.

We are also looking for sponsors to help defray part of the event cost. If you know a small business owner who we might contact or if your company has a donation matching program, please let us know.  The cost of the event is over $3,500. We currently have just over $1,000 so we are well on our way, but still need your help.

If you are unable to attend the event but would like to help, please consider making a donation at our Stop Hunger Now website. You may also provide a check payable to Stop Hunger Now, should you wish to do so.

Just think of feeding someone for just 29¢! How many meals might you be able to provide? For $29.00, you could provide 100 meals!

Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world. The organization is driven by a vision of a world without hunger and a mission to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-saving aid to the world's most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.

Countless congregations, civic organizations, corporations and schools have enjoyed organizing a Stop Hunger Now meal packaging event.  It is an immensely fun, hands-on and rewarding experience for anyone, of any age.  A group of 40-50 volunteers can package 10,000 meals in just two hours.  For more information, please visit their website: stophungernow.org.

We look forward to seeing you on March 11!

To contribute directly to Bethany's Stop Hunger Now efforts, please click here.

To see photos of prior events, click here: 2013  2015  2016

Remember, "With everyone's help, we can Stop Hunger Now"!

2016 Post-Event Update:

On Saturday, April 9, 2016, Bethany was once again filled with enthusiastic and happy volunteers as we packed 12,094 meals in just over 1 hour and 40 minutes for Stop Hunger Now. This is the first time we have packed more than 10,000 meals but we are sure it will not be our last. Estimates are that halfway through our event, we were boxing 1,000 meals every 7 minutes. The time just flew by!


Chris Romero and his assistant Andrew led 70 excited volunteers through a wonderful experience. The kids were the highlight of the day. It was such a blessing to see how they worked together, hurried through their tasks and smiled all through the event. Special thanks goes out to the Girl and Boy Scouts volunteers along with their troop leaders and parents. You were marvelous!

See photos of our 2016 event here!

The recipient of the meals we packed on Saturday, April 9, was Stop Hunger Now’s in-country partner Christian Friends of Korea in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North). Also included on this container were 24 cases of bar soap (112 bars per case) from Clean the World.

Christian Friends of Korea is dedicated to serving the 24 million people of North Korea through the delivery and confirmation of humanitarian aid as well as aids for construction projects and training. The humanitarian aid Christian Friends of Korea sends comes in the form of food, medicine, agricultural supplies and equipment, bedding and blankets, medical equipment and supplies as well as other needed goods for tuberculosis and hepatitis hospitals and sanitaria in North Korea. Skilled technical teams make biennial visits to work side by side with local North Koreans on various projects including renovation of multiple health care facilities, installation of medical equipment, solar powered water or lighting projects, water well drilling, greenhouse building, medical staff training and much more.