Local Rotary Clubs help pack meals for the hungry

The Santa Clara County Library District is now accepting food donations at several SCCLD locations.

As part of the international effort known as Rise Against Hunger, which distributes food and aid to the most vulnerable populations across the world, several local Rotary Clubs are joining forces to pack meals this weekend.

Hosted by the Cupertino Rotary, other participating clubs, including Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, Sunnyvale Sunrise, the Silicon Valley E-Club, and the Silicon Valley Turkish-American Club, will package up meals to be sent overseas.

“Typically the meals from the RISE AGAINST HUNGER location end up with our Southeast Asian partners.  The meals packaged on the 29th will most likely be shipped within 1-2 months of the hands-on project event,” said Terry Lewis, Community Engagement Coordinator of Rise Against Hunger.

The packaging event is Saturday, February 29, at Monta Vista High School in Cupertino beginning at 9:30 a.m. The local Rotary Clubs contributed $3,500 toward the project.

“Rotarians are here to serve and support our communities locally and internationally and Rise Against Hunger is especially important as we collaborate to end hunger by packaging meals that will feed the most vunerable around the world.” said Helene Davis, Assistant Governor, Area 8, Rotary District 5170.

To see more information about Rise Against Hunger, click here.