The second annual Marshalltown Rotary Membership Meals Drive will return on June 19.
Organizer Jim Goodman mentioned Rotary is a service membership, and the drive serves as a method for members to serve the group of Marshalltown.
“It helps give Rotary higher visibility in the neighborhood and the necessity for meals has grown with all the occasions Marshalltown has been by means of the previous few years,” he mentioned. “There are extra individuals in want of help.”
Goodman mentioned Rotary will accumulate non-perishable items on the drive, which can run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. within the south parking zone of the Fisher Neighborhood Heart.
He mentioned there shall be choices for donations. Individuals can pack up any non-perishable meals, comparable to canned greens and soups or pastas, and ship it to the meals drive location. Or they’ll go to Hy-Vee or Fareway and purchase pre-assembled sacks for both $15 or $25 every. These sacks may be delivered to the drive straight away or Rotary members can choose them up afterward. The third possibility is for individuals to offer a money donation on website.
Final 12 months, Goodman mentioned they collected $4,000 price of meals and about $2,000 in money. He hopes to exceed that quantity this 12 months.
“I believe it’s completely potential,” Goodman mentioned. “I believe individuals are extra in tune in to this kind of factor than they have been a 12 months in the past. I believe this drive is one thing the Rotary will be capable to proceed.”
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