STOP HUNGER NOW – WELLESLEY
ROTARY’S MAJOR PROJECT
On Saturday, April 19, the Rotary
club of Wellesley will host a Stop Hunger Now meal packaging project. Over 100 volunteers are needed for the three-hour
project, says Hank Petrilli, chairman.
The goal is to pack 20,000 meals in
less than three hours. Meal packets,
with a shelf life of over two years, contain a combination of rice, soy,
dehydrated vegetables and an infusion of vitamin-enhanced flavoring. It’s an exciting and very challenging
project. Stop Hunger Now will ship the
packaged meals to locations around the world where starvation is a crisis. We invite all Wellesleyites to take part. Rotary membership is not necessary. Walk-ins are welcome
The Stop Hunger Now program was
established in 1998, as an international hunger relief organization that
coordinates the distribution of food and other life saving aid around the
world. The meal-packaging program has
provided millions of meals to schools and orphanages. The Rotary club is proud to be sponsoring
this project and is inviting volunteers to help.
The rotary Club of Wellesley is one
of the more than 34,000 clubs affiliated with Rotary International world
wide. In addition to international
projects – such as elimination polio worldwide, and providing Ancash Province,
Peru with an ambulance, the club participates in community service activities
such as the Annual Pancake Festival event in May, Barton Road mentoring,
Adolescent Wellness, Arbor Day shrub packaging, the Food Bank and annual
Wellesley/Needham football banquet. The
club meets weekly for dinner and
presenting speakers of local interest.
Guests are always welcome.
To participate as a volunteer meal
packager, or for more information, please call Hank Petrilli – 781-237-3888, or
Tom DeRiemer, Rotary president – 781-235-9335.
Submitted by Thomas DeRiemer