Rotary District 6960 (Florida, US) recently presented a cheque for $40,000 to the All Faiths Food Bank to help with the organisation’s expansion.
The money will be used to purchase a new refrigerated box truck that will allow the food bank to expand its services in the communities that it currently serves and expand its reach to additional communities.
District 6960 chose the food bank as the recipient of the $40,000 as the benefits of this grant would feed potentially hundreds of individuals in need throughout this region for years to come, further exemplifying the Rotary mission, Service Above Self.
This project is part of Rotary’s grassroots efforts to support local communities with humanitarian and educational grants that will have a long-term positive effect on the people of the communities.
Rotary District 6960 Governor Bobbi Bird presented the cheque to Sandra Frank, CEO of All Faiths Food Bank, at the food bank’s offices in Sarasota recently.
Bird said, “For over 100 years Rotary International has been serving the people of Southwest Florida and around the world.”
“Thanks to the efforts of the clubs in District 6960 we are thrilled to be able to give a cheque for $40,000 to All Faiths Food Bank to help support their mission of serving the people in our communities.”
The funds for the truck were donated by Rotarians from across District 6960, which includes clubs in Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Manatee, and Sarasota counties.
“The generosity of Rotary District 6960 allows us to purchase a truck that will pick up even more donations to serve our community,” Frank said.
“This includes a larger amount of perishables that would otherwise go to waste, providing a larger, healthier selection of foods to help feed our community.”