SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The gym in the Chisholm Center was empty around 4:00 p.m. Thursday when members of Springfield’s Rotary, Union's Rotary and Dave from Rise Against Hunger arrived. Soon after the long tables were arranged in a way that allowed the assembly of 30,000 meals to be sent overseas to those in need.
By 6:30 p.m. many more volunteers including students and friends of Rotary members arrived to begin the process of assembling the meals and putting them in boxes for shipping.
Rotary Club of Springfield President Mel Kevoe wrote, “More than 40 percent of Rise Against Hunger’s meals are distributed to school feeding programs around the world. Those meals encourage school attendance and help put these children and their families on a path out of poverty.”
Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030.
The event was result of the joint effort of Springfield Rotary and Rise Against Hunger and involved lots of volunteers and a successful fund raise by Springfield Rotary of over $7,500.