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Raleigh retirees spend Valentine's Day helping to feed others

Posted February 14, 2012

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— On Valentine’s Day at the Springmoor Life Care Retirement Community in Raleigh, 150 residents spent the day packaging meals local charity Stop Hunger Now.

The nonprofit will distribute the packages of rice, soy and dehydrated vegetables to hungry people in Central America, Africa and other locations worldwide. 

“Their lives are just enhanced in every way by getting this food. It's a simple thing that does such wonderful things for people around the world,” Springmoor Life Care Chaplain Phyllis Mayo said.

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Resident Emily Castrodale said it was a great way to celebrate Valentine's Day.

“It’s so wonderful to be able to do something for all the need there is in the world,” Castrodale said.

Stop Hunger Now volunteers have packaged 55 million meals over the past 14 years.

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  • donna4225 Feb 15, 2012

    How can anyone look at this article and say anything bad? If they made a difference in one person's life... WOW! 50,000? AMAZING! Wouldn't we all want our parents/grandparents to feel like they could still make a difference in the world? AWESOME JOB SPRINGMOOR! I only hope I can continue to have that type of active hope for the future when I retire!

  • SteelThis Feb 14, 2012

    Way to make something positive so negative Uhavenoclu.

    Maybe if we all took time to help with meals and donated food, played on FreeRice.com a little bit more -- maybe we could make at least a dent.

  • dontstopnow Feb 14, 2012

    Somehow this article don't give me a warm cozy feeling especially after reading the article earlier how Seniors cannot afford to live in NC anymore. Looks to me like this food should have gone to local Seniors trying to live on their own and can't afford food on their fixed incomes. Sad.

  • Uhavenoclu Feb 14, 2012

    volunteers have packaged 55 million meals over the past 14 years.

    And we are still no more closer to curing poverty and homelessness and hunger then when they started 14 years ago in fact even worse now then before....Just put another charity band aid on and you'll feel better until after the meal then you'll be back to where you were before the meal.
    Just like Church,you'll be happy while in church but ion the way home and a couple hours later you;ll be back to your depressions and bills and stress and worries.
    We are a Band aid nation.
    But good for them they are doing something.

  • mmtlash Feb 14, 2012

    awwwwww!