Cupertino Rotary delivers 190 Thanksgiving meals to families in need

The Rotary Club of Cupertino kicked off their holiday giving season last week by delivering meals to local families in need through the Thanksgiving Meals Sharing Dinner Program.  Local Boy Scout Troop 479 volunteered to help manage the socially-distant meal distribution on Thanksgiving morning. 

The annual program is funded by donors including Safeway Cupertino, and distributes meals to residents in need living in Cupertino and surrounding communities. It serves local community organizations and schools including the Cupertino Senior Center, Live Oak Adult Center, West Valley Community Services, Cupertino Union School District and Fremont Union High School District. 

Despite new challenge due to the COVID-19 pandemic, support is on the rise this year; the organization delivered 58% more meals to families in need last week.  

“We already had volunteers signed up to deliver them all, and Safeway has doubled their contribution over last year,” said George Denise, Cupertino Rotary’s Thanksgiving Dinner Program Chair. 

“The pandemic and social distancing has increased the need in our community especially now with the holiday season upon us and families unable to afford a Thanksgiving meal,” said Henry Buffalow, Cupertino Rotary Community Service Chair. 

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