Low-income members of the Donnelly community 'shop' at the Donnelly Food Pantry. The pantry serves between 500-600 people monthly, which includes 150+ children, 350+ adults and 100+ seniors. Due to COVID-19, the demand has increased significantly. With the distribution of the fresh eggs/milk, a flyer will be handed out on a bi-weekly basis with the nutritional value of eggs/milk, recipes for using eggs, how to include eggs/milk in your diet, etc. The funds will be used to purchase eggs and milk at a discounted price through Ridley's in McCall. The food will be distributed on a weekly basis from July 2020 - July 2021.
The goal is to provide nutritious foods to clients. Another important aspect is to educate clients to the value of eating a well-balanced, consistently healthy diet. Rotarians are already involved in the distribution of the food from the pantry and with this project Rotarians will also help grow the education portion of the program. Rotarians will provide healthy and nutritional recipes for including milk and eggs in the diet. The Rotary logo will be included on the printed pieces and the dairy refrigerator will have a placard letting clients know dairy products are sponsored by the McCall Payette Lake Rotary Club.