Lawrenceburg Rotarians Have Packaged
Over 66,000 Meals To Feed The Hungry
2019: 10,000 Meals
2020: 14,256 Meals
2021: 14,256 Meals
2022: 14,256 Meals
2023: 12,096 Meals
Over 40 Rotarians, family, and friends joined together at Lawrenceburg Rotary Park on Saturday, March 18, 2023 to assemble meal packets for distribution to the hungry. The Lawrenceburg Rotary Club partnered with Rise Against Hunger, 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 project consisted of assembling dehydrated food packages containing rice, soy, mixed vegetables, and a vitamin packet capable of feeding up to six people. The Lawrenceburg Rotary Club purchased food and supplies through Rise Against Hunger which also provided workstations and guidance on how to efficiently package the items. Rise Against Hunger will consolidate locally assembled packages with output from similar events, then ship overseas to a disaster area or other sustainable program where food is needed.
Event coordinator Maria Santini stated “After participating in one of these events at a Rotary District Conference in Nashville, I wondered if Lawrenceburg Rotary could do such a project on its own. Our club’s Board of Directors agreed to fund the project and we found enthusiastic support from our club’s membership. This was the fifth year that we have done this project”.