Food For Kids





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Darien

Total Budget: $12,000

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: Literacy

Summary: Purchase and distribute food to schoolchildren in Darien, Willowbrook and Burr Ridge

The Darien club will purchase kid-friendly, shelf-stable food for approximately 150 students in Darien, Willowbrook and Burr Ridge schools. We will hold 5 to 6 packing nights during the school year. At each night, groups of volunteers will help unload the truck, break down bulk packaging and put food into one-kid, one-weekend packages. These packages will then be distributed to students by the schools counselors on Fridays.

Recipients are identified by school counselors as children who, due to hunger, are not effectively learning. The goal is for kids to start school on Monday not tired, hungry and/or sick. Thus they have a better chance of not falling behind, especially in the early grades.

Project Contact Person

District: 6450

Rotary Club of: Darien

Primary Contact: Chris Gerrib

Email: cgerrib@comcast.net

Project Status

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Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

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History Log Entries


by Chris Gerrib

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Karen Swinger

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Chris Gerrib

System Entry: Project signed by Chris Gerrib.


by Marshall Schmitt

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Linda Yates

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

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