Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


At the Congress, fight the Starve Wars on hunger: pack meals, buy shirts

Published May 26, 2016

ATLANTA—Three billion people around the world live in poverty and face hunger on a daily basis.

2016 05 26 GB At the Congress, fight the Starve WarsStarve Wars, a meal-packing event to benefit the impoverished people of Burkina Faso, will take place Friday, June 3, to launch the Archdiocese of Atlanta’s annual Eucharistic Congress at the Georgia International Convention Center. The center is located at 2000 Convention Center Concourse in College Park.

Volunteers of all ages are needed to help pack 100,000 meals to go to Africa. The program is a collaborative effort between the archdiocese’s Justice and Peace Ministries, Catholic Relief Services, Helping Hands and the people of the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

Although there will be two sessions for packing meals, volunteer slots for the first session of the day have already been filled. A second session, still needing volunteers, will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Hall A of the convention center.

American Sign Language interpreters will attend the second session to accommodate those living with disabilities.

More than 300 volunteers have already registered for Starve Wars to fight hunger.

To register online to volunteer, go to and click on the second Starve Wars session box to find the sign-up link.

Starve Wars T-shirts are available online for $10 each, which covers the cost of 10 meals. T-shirts may be pre-ordered and picked up at the Eucharistic Congress. To order a T-shirt, go to

For more information or to make a donation to support the event, contact Kathy Montag, CRS capacity building specialist, at Donations may also be made online to support the Starve Wars effort.