PHOENIX, Ariz. — More than 300 Vemma affiliates descended on a large, empty room in the Phoenix Convention Center on a recent night to help pay it forward and provide meals to children halfway around the world as part of a special Stop Hunger Now event.
The two-hour event, organized by Vemma Nutrition Company, gave the affiliates a chance to dig in and put their hearts into action. More than 300 Affiliates lined long rows of tables, armed with plastic scoops, bags and buckets of rice, soy, vegetables, vitamins and minerals, the key components packed into each six-meal bag of food.
“These meals go to schools. When there’s food in school, kids go to school; girls go to school,” shared Karen Sanders Noe, director of corporate relations for Stop Hunger Now.
Vemma Founder & CEO BK Boreyko rolled up his sleeves and pitched in. He said he wasn’t surprised by the number of people who quickly signed up to help. “This is a visual confirmation of the quality of people who join Vemma,” said BK. “We attract the right people for the right reasons.”
The group achieved its goal of packing 60,000 meals to be shipped to one of 36 developing countries the organization supports. Vemma affiliates Brittany and Hank Harris of Kansas City said they were grateful Vemma organized the volunteer opportunity. “I was so excited to hear about this. I think it should happen at every Vemma Convention,” said Brittany. “This really brings everyone together and that’s huge.”
In all, Vemma raised funds to donate more than 100,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now during its annual campaign, which concluded at its 2015 Vemma Training Convention in Phoenix, Arizona June 11-13. Vemma will continue to accept donations from affiliates to help support children’s causes across the world through the Ben & Dottie Boreyko Foundation. Affiliates can add an amount to their monthly Auto-delivery or one-time orders or simply donate. To learn more about the Ben & Dottie Boreyko Foundation and to contribute, visit Vemma.com/Community.
Founded in 2004 by BK Boreyko and his two sisters, Karen and Lauren, Vemma Nutrition Company has become known as one of the premier industry leaders specializing in premium liquid nutrition. Every month, thousands of new customers experience the positive difference of the clinically studied Vemma Formula. The Vemma brands include the clinically studied Verve® healthy energy drink and Vemma Bod-e®, a transformational weight loss line. Vemma is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, and distributes its products in more than 50 countries through global affiliate marketing. For more information, please visit Vemma.com.
About Stop Hunger Now
For more than 15 years, Stop Hunger Now has been creating a movement to end hunger. More than 200,000,000 meals have been packaged and distributed along with other aid to 65 countries impacting millions of lives. The organization is driven by a mission to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-changing aid to the world's most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.
The Stop Hunger Now meal packaging program was created to give dedicated individuals the opportunity to participate in a hands-on international hunger relief program and to become educated, engaged advocates for the world’s poor and hungry. In 2014, Stop Hunger Now and its global affiliates packaged 50.6 million meals.
In its efforts to respond to emergency needs around the world Stop Hunger Now receives and distributes significant donations of in-kind aid. These donations are large quantities of food, medicines, medical supplies and other such items as may be of use in fighting hunger and providing relief in a crisis. For more information visit www.stophungernow.org.