Food For Kids





History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Darien

Total Budget: $18,000

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: General

Summary: Darien

This program purchases and distributes shelf-stable, kid-friendly food for approximately 180 children in Darien, Willowbrook and Burr Ridge IL. The goal of the program is to provide weekend nutrition to needy children. We purchase food and hold multiple packing nights where bulk products were packed into one-child one-weekend bags. These bags are distributed to needy kids by school social workers.

# Target completion date = May 31, 2022

# Number of Rotarians involved = 29 (entire club)

# Number of non-Rotarians helped = 180

Rotarian activities include:

- Fundraising

- PR and volunteer management

- Procurement of food

- Actual packing of food and providing it to the schools for further distribution

The long-term goal of this program is that by providing weekend nutrition, we help ensure kids arrive at school ready to learn. Especially in early grades, children who fall behind in their studies are at a significant long-term disadvantage.

Project Contact Person

District: 6450

Rotary Club of: Darien

Primary Contact: Chris Gerrib

Email: cgerrib@comcast.net

Project Status

This project is "Reported". This means that a report has been forwarded for review to the district leadership. This report is now being reviewed by the district leadership for approval. Once the report is accepted, the status of the project will be changed to "Completed".

Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Darien (6450)









Project Supporting Documents

darien final report

Feb 2022 receipts

march 2022 receipts

sept 2021 receipts

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History Log Entries


by Chris Gerrib

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Chris Gerrib.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Ed Graziano

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


by Susan W Linn

Hi Chris,

I hope you had a great holiday season. We are halfway through the current Rotary year, and I want to touch base with you about your district grant #3827: Food for Kids. Your final report is due 30 days after completion. To complete your report, please log into your account at www.matchinggrants.org.



by Rachel Ossyra

Hi Chris,

Just a reminder that your final report is due 30 days after project completion, but no later than May 31, 2022. To complete your report, please log into your account at www.matchinggrants.org. Thanks!


by Chris Gerrib

System Entry: Project has been implemented and final report uploaded.

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