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Laurie Murphy heads 'Ladies of Lambeau'


The Green Bay Packers "Ladies of Lambeau," an inclusive group of women involved with the Packers organization, will be hosting a food packaging event for "Stop Hunger Now," an

international relief food organization, on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Lambeau Field Atrium. The event will be headed by Laurie Murphy, wife of Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy.

Approximately 200 volunteers will package 60,000 meals for the organization. Throughout Tuesday's care packaging event, names of three participating volunteers will be

pulled and each will designate their favorite Wisconsin charity to receive a $5,000 Packers grant. In addition to the care package assembly and grant donations, the "Ladies of Lambeau" will also be collecting perishable food donations from volunteers for "Paul's Pantry."

"The Packers organization is excited to partner with 'Stop Hunger Now,'" Mark Murphy said. "This is a great way for the women in our organization to benefit those in need and to spend time with each other."

"Mark and I are involved with many charitable organizations and 'Stop Hunger Now' is one of the

finest," Laurie Murphy said. "This packaging event will give people the opportunity to spend time together working, talking and laughing. I am excited to be doing this with about 200 'Ladies of Lambeau.'

"I attended one of these in Virginia and I thought it was fun and it went to a great cause. What we've committed to is we thought we could have 200 people working in a two-hour shift. We should be able to come up with 60,000 meals; five or six meals per bag put on pallets and ready to be shipped overseas. By sending it to the schools, the parents will send the kids to school," Laurie Murphy said.

"The goal is to educate the population. It could be anywhere where people are starving. This organization is actually saving lives."

"Ladies of Lambeau" is comprised of women employees and board members, and wives or partners of employees, board members, players and coaches. It is the group's hope that it will

be a vehicle for women to come together for worthwhile causes.

"Stop Hunger Now" is an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food

and other life-saving aid around the world. The organization is driven by a vision of a world without hunger and a mission to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-saving aid to the world's most vulnerable, and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources. "Stop Hunger Now's" meal-packaging program provides volunteers the opportunity to package dehydrated, high-protein and highly nutritious meals that are used in crisis situations and in school feeding programs, for schools and orphanages in developing countries around the world.

Since 1984, "Paul's Pantry" has distributed over 71.4 million pounds of food to the needy locally. "Paul's Pantry" was one of the first food pantries to seek available surplus food from the marketplace and relies entirely on the community for its donations. Its goal is to provide a family with enough food every week for as long as needed, so that they may use their food dollars to avoid homelessness.

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