MADISON, NJ - The End Hunger Project 3.6 will once again take place in Madison on March 7 at the Simon Forum at Drew University, thanks to the Rotary Club of Madison. The Madison Rotary is asking for donations so that ingredients for the project can be purchased.

"We have been told by some organizations that were it not for our contribution, “they would not be able to feed their clients the next day.”, stated members of the Madison Rotary. "Clearly, there is a need, and with public support, we can make a difference to the nearly 1 million people living in New Jersey at the poverty level.  Please consider donating."

The 5th Annual Hunger 3.6 Project packages nutritious meals for the those suffering from food insecurity in Morris, Essex, Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon counties as well as some parts of Somerset County. With the help of 600 -800 volunteers, the meals which include mac & cheese, apple cinnamon oatmeal, minestrone soup and rice/beans will be distributed to facilities and soup kitchen throughout the Rotary District.

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Why 3.6? According to statistics, every 3.6 seconds someone in the world dies of starvation. Some of our past recipient organizations include the Market Street Mission in Morris County, St John’s Soup Kitchen in Newark as well as M.E.N.D. in Essex County, the Salvation Army which has over 500 feeding stations throughout New Jersey.

Approximate cost per meal is 25 cents. $10 = 40 meals; $50 = 200 meals, $100 = 400 meals, etc, stated organizers. Checks should be made payable to the Madison Rotary Foundation, [a 501c(3) organization] P. O. Box 211, Madison, NJ 07940. Register to become a volunteer by visiting www.madisonrotarynj.org.

Questions about volunteering should be directed to Pat Miller at pcmiller15@verizon.net.

 

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