Nearly 100 volunteers including NOC students participated in a Stamp Out Starvation project at the First United Methodist Church on Sunday. (photo provided)
NOC students assist volunteers in packaging meals for the needy
A large number of Northern Oklahoma College students participated in a Stamp Out Starvation project this past Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Tonkawa.
According to NOC instructor Dr. Kurt Campbell, over 55 NOC Students packaged 30,240 meals in a two-hour period. The meals are sent overseas to assist developing nations with food shortages.
Stamp Out Starvation started in 2007 by founder Monte Stewart 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,” Stewart states 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 organizes an assembly line of volunteers who add the meal ingredients to plastic bags that are then sealed and boxed for shipment anyplace in the world.
A number of NOC student groups, Methodist church members, and community members participated in the event.
The volunteers enjoyed lunch before the event, sponsored by the church.
Contact Stamp Out Starvation at email@example.com for additional information.
Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public two-year community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services.
NOC serves nearly 4,000 students through the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, and NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater. Of these students about 80% receive financial aid and/or scholarships. 75% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.
The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science; the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; and the Accreditation Commission for Education and Nursing.
For more information about Northern Oklahoma College please call (580) 628-6208 or visit the NOC website at www.noc.edu.