Metro church hoping to break the cycle of poverty, end hunger

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OKLAHOMA CITY - A metro church is hoping to break the cycle of poverty and end hunger.

Church of the Servant is partnering with Stop Hunger Now to put together 150,000 meals in just five hours.

Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief organization.

Church of the Servant has partnered with the organization to bring meals that are specifically designed for malnourished kids to support school feeding programs in developing countries around the world.

"The meals provide not only the nutrition the kids need to learn but it gives parents an incentive to send their kids to school. As a result school enrollment increases vocational opportunities increase and its through that education that we can begin to break the cycle of poverty that leads to hunger in the world," Dr. Robyn Goggs said.

Church members say the project started small and grew quickly.

Its purpose is pulling in more and more volunteers each year.

"Really to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. Looking for meaning and purpose in our life everyone is looking for how can I do something to make a difference in the world," Chad Gravens said.

A difference that starts with people wanting to get involved.

The meals they put together go out to 40 countries around the world.

"Even if the world we are making better is not in our backyard that we all have a responsibility to leave the world better."

Since 1998, Stop Hunger Now has provided over 225 million meals in 73 countries.

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