In 1998 envisioning a world without hunger, Ray Buchanan, a United Methodist Minister, founded Stop Hunger Now. In 2017, it became Rise Against Hunger. After enlisting as a Marine during the Vietnam War, Ray Buchanan quickly realized that accompanying a mission required “commitment to something larger than yourself.”

The Tennessee Conference United Methodist Women is sponsoring this event on Saturday, May 5, 9:30 am in fellowship hall. We will put together over 10,000 meals to be shipped out to the hungry in our world. We will have folks - women, men and youth from all over the Conference - to come put these meals together. It is the Conference UMW’s hope that Smyrna First members will take the opportunity to participate as a connectional church and participate as well.

We hope you will make plans to join other Christians on Saturday, May 5, to make a difference! If you have questions, please contact Nita Wright at 615-459-9279 or email