Won’t you please consider supporting the Rotary Back Pack Program? 100 percent of your donation will provide nutritional food for children in families existing on the economic fringes of our community.

A few children in our community literally come to school on Mondays too hungry to focus and learn. On Fridays during the school year, we provide kid friendly, shelf stable, nutritional packs of food for grammars school students and their pre-school siblings. The food is prepared by and purchased from the Community Food Bank of NJ.  During school vacations a balanced diet is unaffordable. Your donation will help bridge the nutritional gap as children transition into school.

The children selected qualify for the federal lunch program and are further identified by their teachers who have intimate knowledge of the situation at home. The program is run with cooperation between the school system and the Rotary Club. The children’s identity is known only to the school.

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A sponsorship donation of $200 feeds a child during the school year. Donation checks made out to “Westfield Rotary Club Foundation” are 100 percent tax deductible. Checks can be sent to the Rotary Club of Westfield, C/O Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark St., Westfield, NJ 07090.

We greatly appreciate your consideration. Your gift helps lift children’s lives.