Coventry Rotarians feeding the hungry this weekend with food packaging scheme - The Coventry Observer

Coventry Rotarians feeding the hungry this weekend with food packaging scheme

Coventry Editorial 16th Nov, 2022   0

COVENTRY Rotarians will be helping to tackle world hunger with the return of their food packaging scheme alongside Feed the Hungry this weekend.

Members from Coventry Jubilee, Coventry Phoenix and Coventry Breakfast Rotary Clubs join volunteers from Feed The Hungry among others at the charity’s warehouse in Binley on Saturday.

They will be filling roles including packers, admin staff and car park marshals to help pack nearly 30,000 meals for children in Africa.

The food packs will each feed six people and contain rice, lentils, soya and multivitamin sachets.

They were funded by a £9,500 Rotary donation and will be distributed by Feed The Hungry.

And they will be accepting donations on the day for Trussell Trust foodbanks volunteers, who will be offering advice and information about their work.

Jasminder Dhaliwal, of Heart of England Rotary, said: “We believe in service, so a meal packing event where Rotarians and the local community could physically take part was ideal.

“Several clubs fundraised to get the money for the meals and then help pack them to send to Africa for their school feeding programme.

“In a lot of cases, this is the only meal the child gets a day and also encourages the children to attend school and get an education.

“Rotary is working hard to reduce Hunger in the UK and overseas as 821 million people in the world don’t get the food they need.”


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