Stop Hunger Now Project Highlights National Volunteer Appreciation Week at Oak Crest

100 residents to create 13,300 meals for international hunger relief organization

PARKVILLE, MD---Residents of Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community in northeastern Baltimore County, are thinkingand acting globally during National Volunteer Appreciation Week. On Saturday, April 21st, approximately one hundred resident volunteers will be putting together 1,670 packets of ingredients to produce 13,300 nutritious meals for children in schools and orphanages in developing countries. The meal packets will be distributed by the hunger relief agency Stop Hunger Now (www.stophungernow.org).  The project is being coordinated by the Resident Life Department of Oak Crest. $2500 was needed to fund the project, Oak Crest residents, staff and partners raised $3,340 through special events and donations. The event will take place in two 75-minute shifts---10am-11:15am & 11:30am-12:45pm. WHAT:   Stop Hunger Now Project WHEN:   Saturday, April 21st, 10am-12:30pm WHERE: Oak Crest retirement community Erickson Conference Center in Crestview Station 8800 Walther Boulevard Parkville, MD 21234 In 2011, residents and partners of Oak Crest volunteered 70,000 hours of service both on campus and in the greater community. About Oak Crest: Oak Crest, managed and developed by Erickson Living, is a retirement community that provides worry-free living for America's seniors-the country's fastest growing population segment.  Erickson Living's financial value and predictable monthly service fees provide residents across the country financial peace of mind.  Comprehensive health and wellness services, integrated into our continuum of care, lead to demonstrated resident benefits.  A robust complement of resident programs and facilities promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.  For more information, please visit www.ericksonliving.com.