HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - In its ongoing effort to address community needs during these challenging times, The Rotary Club of Hillsborough worked with other area Rotary Clubs to secure a district-wide grant to purchase meals for families in need.

For Hillsborough, that resulted in an allocation of 936 meals that were delivered on Saturday, May w to the Hillsborough Food Pantry by Tricia Marciano, president of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough and board member and head of the Township’s Parks and Recreation Department, Bob Wagner

“Our current economy has led to a substantial increase in the number of families qualifying for assistance,” Marciano said. “Not surprisingly, the Hillsborough community has generously responded to the need with both monetary contributions, as well as with bags of groceries. We are doing our part as well.”

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The Rotary Club of Hillsborough’s response has included organizing a community grocery drive and purchasing meals for medical workers at RWJ University Hospital in Somerville and New Brunswick, as well as for the children and caregivers at the Hillsborough YMCA daycare center. Additionally, to honor those working on the front lines of the Coronavirus crisis, the Rotary Club of Hillsborough displayed banners around town thanking all of our essential workers.

The Hillsborough NJ Rotary Club currently has 35 active members from Hillsborough and surrounding communities. Members include business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  The Hillsborough Rotary serves the Hillsborough community. All funds raised by the Club are donated to community projects, organizations and causes.