Friday, December 13, 2013

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Help Rotary District 7490 Package 25,000 Meals for the Hungry

Food assembly lineYou still have time to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable and hungry men, women and children by helping us package 25,000 meals of rice and beans for local, needy residents on Martin Luther King Day, traditionally a day of service. 
Rotary District 7490 is working together with Kids Care (Outreach, Inc.) and with CUMAC, Passaic County's largest food pantry, to provide food at a time when food pantry supplies are traditionally at their lowest. We need a minimum of 250 volunteers and need to raise about $6,000 to make this work!
Rotarians packingIn addition to packaging food, all participants are asked to bring canned and non-perishable items, particularly protein foods like peanut butter, tuna fish, sardines, cereal, etc. to the food packaging event. We will also share your generous donations with other local food pantries and projects. 
You do not need to be a Rotarian to participate.  If you (or members of your group) are not a Rotarian we would love to have you join us. All ages are welcome, and teenagers are especially welcome.Participants will be assigned to a one or two-hour shift, first-registered, first assigned, according to your preference. 
We also ask that you make a tax-deductible donation through to help pay for the expenses of packaging these meals. A donation of only $25 will pay for 100 meals!  We recommend that Rotary Clubs pledge $150 and send their checks payable to Rotary District 7490  to our District Treasurer, Tom Dispenziere at 7 Bodie Road, Wayne, NJ 07470.

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