Category Archives: Stop Hunger Now

March 18

I am Experiencing My Pulse Every Moment – Kindling Hope ♣ & Happiness Around ♥

“Hands Raised to Serve are More Blissful then Hands Raised to Pray”.

February 03

Don’t Let Fear Stop You

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” Nelson Mandela   On the heels of my PULSE assignment, I had two choices…. I could (attempt to!) go back to my “old […]

August 28

What do you do?

Two months into my assignment with Stop Hunger Now and I am settled into my role with the organization and have seen multiple programs across multiple states and interacted with a lot of the individuals working diligently to achieve the organization’s goal of starting a movement to end hunger in our lifetime.  What passion and […]

July 17

Trying It Out – Part 1

I am a few weeks into my assignment at Stop Hunger Now (SHN) and have visited the local warehouse here in Raleigh and attended a meal packaging event held by a local company in Morrisville.  It was such a great experience to interact with the Raleigh SHN program staff all of whom clearly live the […]

July 02

Twenty Nine Cents

I am four days into my PULSE assignment at Stop Hunger Now and already my perspective of goods, services and cost is changing.  Being a Certified Public Accountant here in North Carolina and having worked in a big public accounting firm, I am accustomed to rounding off numbers in financial information.  We often rounded to […]

June 29

Thinking of you Mam-Maw!

Mam-Maw, as we affectionately called my grandmother, was as many grandmothers, a feeder.  She always wanted to feed me, my brother and cousin something.  Whether it be the lunch or dinner of southern classics like pinto beans, black-eyed peas, creamed corn or greens, or the treat of banana pudding or coconut cake, she wanted to […]

December 19

6 months later – Now what??

Here I am 6 months later and my PULSE assignment has come to an end. Wow! What just happened? I can honestly say a LOT has happened to me both personally and professionally. This last week has been a great time of reflection and looking back over the past months. It was bittersweet to leave […]

November 26

Giving Thanks…

On my way home to celebrate Thanksgiving, I took a detour through Columbus, OH where 350 avid Buckeye fans helped package 75,000 Stop Hunger Now (SHN) meals at the Ohio State University’s (OSU) 4H Building. Buckeyes Against Hunger in conjunction with HJ Heinz, Inc. and OSU College Food Agricultural Environmental Services (CFAES) hosted the event. […]

November 16

Super Heroes in Belize!

Sometimes you get the opportunity to see all the efforts of work projects in person, on the ground and in the flesh. Through Stop Hunger Now (SHN), I was invited on a Vision Trip to observe our partner, Kidz Konnect 4 Jesus (KK4J), in Belize. Joining me were Karen, my GSK Pulse associate, and three […]

November 02

Helping to End World Hunger

October is World Hunger Action Month, set aside to encourage global movements to end hunger. To bring the focus of world hunger to GSK Parsippany, Lisa Hanger and I combined a “Stop Hunger Now” meal packaging event AND the kickoff of the new GSK Global Volunteering Portal. This turned into a rockin’ Orange Day activity […]

September 16

Halfway Point

It’s exactly halfway point for me on my PULSE assignment with Stop Hunger Now in Raleigh, NC. Wow! It’s difficult to comprehend that it’s already been 3 months! This assignment has truly been a reflection time for me, both personally and professionally. Let me say, that the entire time hasn’t always been easy. It is […]

August 02

Southern Hospitality…

On a personal note, I wanted to let y’all know that I’m enjoying life in the South. Many people do remind me that it hasn’t been your typical hot and sweaty Carolina summer this year…. AND that I must have brought all the rain down from PA. I’m having a lot of fun exploring the […]

July 13

Mandela Day!

Approximately 2,000 AKA sorority sisters and members of the Charlotte community honored Nelson Mandela by packing 100K meals at the Charlotte convention center this past Saturday. Mandela Day is a global call of action to help change the world to be a better place. There was amazing energy in the convention center with one mission […]

July 08

Settling in…Learning how to REALLY Feed children and prep for Mandela Day !

I arrived to glorious sunshine on Sunday, after a bit of a long 14 hr flight from JFK. Mariana De Beers from Stop Hunger Now, along with Barry Mey, CEO and Fiona, Barry’s wife met me at Tambo Airport and we immediately had cappucino ! ok, I can so do this. Mariana (Stop Hunger Now) […]

July 02

Understanding the Long Walk to Freedom and Better Nutrition..South Africa here I come !

About 3 years ago I spent a few weeks on a Field Mission Trip building houses in South Africa,along with visiting Day Care and Elder Care Centers (off any social service radar screen) in order to lend a helping hand. When I first saw this little guy, he was crying silently in a corner, away […]