P-3797

Valley View Community FoodBank

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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: El Mirage, AZ

Total Budget: $4,000

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Maternal and child health, Community economic development

Activity Type: Community Development: Disaster Recovery

Summary: This project will cover the costs associated with the purchase and installation of two roll-up warehouse doors for the Valley View Community Food Bank’s new distribution warehouse located in El Mirage, AZ.


As a result of the current COVID crisis, the number of recipients that the Valley View Community Food Bank(VVCFB) normally services, has doubled. Nearly 400,000 food boxes have been distributed to those suffering from food insecurities (including seniors, families, children, single parents, veterans, and homeless). Unfortunately there has been a significant amount of resources unable to be received due to the lack of existing warehousing space to stage such resources.

This project will help meet the growing needs associated with food insecurities while increasing the ability to receive additional resources to meet those needs. The Rotary Club of Surprise Sunset will partner with the VVCFB, other organizations, and individuals to see the development of a new 5,000 sqft staging warehouse. Not only will this project increase the capacity to receive more food resources, but it will also serve as an additional location for the Rotary Club of Surprise Sunset and other monthly organizational volunteer programs to transpire.

We anticipate groundbreaking and construction of the new staging warehouse to begin mid-July 2021, with doors being ready for installation late August-September 2021.

In recognition of Rotary International's 2021-2022 motto of "Serve to Change Lives", our Club seeks to put this into a practical application through aiding the Valley View Community Food Bank and the community it serves. Project funds received will go directly towards the sponsorship costs associated with the purchase and installation of two roll-up warehouse doors for the Valley View Community Food Bank's new distribution warehouse located in El Mirage, AZ. A recognition plaque will also be placed with the doors to acknowledge our Club's commitment to ongoing community service.

Short term, club members will participate in fundraising efforts associated with the Club's portion of the District Grant, along with involvement opportunities that might be available with the installation of the two sponsored roll-up warehouse doors. Long term, these doors will open opportunities for continued future support through volunteer activities directly associated with the Valley View Community Food Bank, its clients, and other Phoenix Valley food banks and pantries.

Project Contact Person

District: 5495

Rotary Club of: Surprise Sunset

Primary Contact: Jon Cavaletto

Email: jon@cavaletto.com

Project Status

Paid
This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Surprise Sunset (5495)

23-Apr-21

$1,500

$2,500

$4,000

Total

$1,500

$2,500

$4,000

Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries

23-Apr-21

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

25-Apr-21

by Rebecca Wilks

Initial project review: club president, MOU

3-May-21

by Rebecca Wilks

Your application is complete. Thank you.

16-May-21

by Rebecca Wilks

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

16-May-21

by Rebecca Wilks

System Entry: Project signed by Rebecca Wilks.

17-May-21

by Jon Cavaletto

System Entry: Project signed by Jon Cavaletto.

17-May-21

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by JR Reese.

17-May-21

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Todd Norhton.

25-May-21

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Jim Wooldridge.

19-Jun-21

by Rebecca Wilks

Congratulations. Your project has been approved. You will receive the funds by electronic transfer in about two weeks.

19-Jun-21

by Rebecca Wilks

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

3-Aug-21

by Rebecca Wilks

I'm so sorry for the inconvenience, but (though the "block" district grant has been approved) The Rotary Foundation has not yet released the funds. It's frustrating when things like this are out of our hands, but we hope to be sending money to the clubs very soon. Thanks for your patience.

29-Aug-21

by Rebecca Wilks

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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