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:
- 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.