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Ray Buchanan, Founder and President of Stop Hunger Now -
January 23, 2008 8PM EST
A native of Texas, Ray Buchanan earned a bachelor's degree from the
University of North Carolina at Wilmington, a Master of Divinity from
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Divinity from
Shenandoah University and Conservatory. He co-founded Stop Hunger Now in 1998,
following an 18-year career as the founder and co-director of the Society of St.
Andrew, a Virginia-based domestic food relief organization. Ray served in the
U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam.
An ordained United Methodist minister, he is fueled by the vision of ending
hunger in his lifetime and, to that end, has dedicated himself to helping those
in the greatest need. Stop Hunger Now was created by Ray as an entrepreneurial
model for providing rapid, cost-effective responses to international crisis
Ray is a member of the Board of Directors of Food Resources Bank, International
Food Bank Association, and Faithnet. He is the recipient of the Caring Institute
National Caring Award, the National Association of Christians and Jews
Humanitarian Award and the Maxwell House "Real American Hero Award."
Articles on Ray and his work have appeared in the Washington Post, the Baltimore
Sun, the San Francisco Examiner, the Houston Post, the Dallas Morning News, the
Arizona Republic, the Raleigh News and Observer and the Los Angeles Times. He
has appeared on the NBC Nightly News, the CBS Weekend News and the 700 Club.