Lawrenceburg Rotarians Have Packaged
Over 24,000 Meals To Feed The Hungry
2019: 10,000 Meals
2020: 14,200 Meals
Over 50 Rotarians, family, and friends joined together at Lawrenceburg Rotary Park on Saturday, March 14, 2020 to assemble meal packets for distribution to the hungry. The Lawrenceburg Rotary Club partnered with Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030.
The project consisted of assembling dehydrated food packages containing rice, soy, mixed vegetables, and a vitamin packet capable of feeding up to six people. The Lawrenceburg Rotary Club purchased food and supplies through Rise Against Hunger which also provided workstations and guidance on how to efficiently package the items. Rise Against Hunger will consolidate locally assembled packages with output from similar events, then ship overseas to a disaster area or other sustainable program where food is needed.
Event coordinator Maria Santini stated “After participating in one of these events at our Rotary District Conference in Nashville, I wondered if Lawrenceburg Rotary could do such a project on its own. Our club’s Board of Directors agreed to fund the project and we found enthusiastic support from our club’s membership. Today’s event was a great example of Rotarians working together in order to serve humanity”.
The 2020 project was completed on March 14.