Over 60 Northern Oklahoma College students participated in a Stamp Out Starvation project Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Tonkawa.
According to NOC instructor Dr. Kurt Campbell, 107 total volunteers packaged 30,762 meals bound to Haiti in a two-hour period.
Stamp Out Starvation started in 2007 by founder Monte Steward from Cherokee.
It is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide nutritious meals to people all around the world even in Oklahoma.
“We are able to accomplish this by organizing community and youth volunteer packaging events of Stamp Out Starvation’s highly nutritious meals,” Steward said on his website stampoutstarvation.com .
Each Stamp Out Starvation food package contains six servings and each bag is prepared in less than 20 minutes by adding the food package to boiling water.
Each Stamp Out Starvation food package is based off of a rice and soy casserole that is fortified with 21 essential vitamins and minerals, six dehydrated vegetables, and chicken flavoring. This soy (52% protein) and nutrient-rich formula reverses the starvation process.
Stewart creates and assembly line of volunteers who add the meal ingredients to plastic bags that are then sealed and boxed for shipment anyplace in the world.
NOC student groups included Nursing, Aggie Club, President’s Leadership Council, Fine Arts, and Mavs’ baseball. Sponsors included Shannon Varner, Bart Cardwell, Ryan Bay, and Kurt Campbell.
The volunteers enjoyed lunch before the event, sponsored by the church.
Contact Stamp Out Starvation at email@example.com for additional information.