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Hundreds of Pascagoula volunteers fight world hunger

Volunteers bag food to be distributed all over the world. (Photo source: WLOX) Volunteers bag food to be distributed all over the world. (Photo source: WLOX)
PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -

Nineteen churches and 12 businesses in Pascagoula are packing up 100,000 meals as part of the Stop the Hunger Now project.

One of the organizers Clint Ware says the second year project is a community wide effort involving about 200 volunteers.

The 250 calorie meals are made of rice, soy and dehydrated vegetables.

“Not a typical American meal, but when you are starving, it’s necessary,” Ware said.

The products come in big containers, and volunteers pack the contents into individual bags, making six meals.

The meals will be distributed all over the world.

So far, Stop Hunger Now has packed almost 209 million meals and served 71 countries.

Mike Lacy is covering this event and will have more tonight on WLOX News and WLOX.com.

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