RI Rotary donates 500-plus lbs. of food to nonprofits

Rotary Club of Rock Island food pantries
Rock Island Rotary members donated more than 500 pounds to five nonprofits including the SAL Community Services. CREDIT ROCK ISLAND ROTARY

Members of the Rotary Club of Rock Island collected and distributed more than 500 pounds of food to five area nonprofit pantries as part of its five-month-long initiative for Rotary’s district-wide service project to help alleviate hunger in communities.  

Rotary is an organization focused on international service, community involvement and youth projects. Rotary clubs throughout northwestern Illinois were asked to identify their local food pantries and meal sites, and then collect food donations for the recipients they selected.

The Rock Island Rotary club chose these deserving Quad Cities nonprofits:

  • Christian Care – provides safe shelter, support, and resources for the homeless population.  Find information here.
  • Heart of Hope Ministries – manages a weekly food pantry on Thursdays. Find more information here.
  • Project NOW Head Start – is a school readiness and family support program at no-cost to low-income families. Find more information here.
  • SAL Community Services – offers a welcoming center that includes a food pantry for the culturally specific needs of area immigrants, refugees, and English-language learners. Find more information here.
  • World Relief – provides newly arrived refugees and other immigrants with access to basic necessities. Find more information here.

With nearly 100 members and growing, the Rotary Club of Rock Island meets at the Quad City Botanical Center every Tuesday at noon. For more information, visit www.rirotary.com/about-us.

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