ROTARY’S FOOD FOR FAMILIES PROJECT USES WALMART GRANT TO FEED LA MIRADA FAMILIES AT BEATITUDES CHURCH

 

CHRISTMAS DINNERS —Members of the Rotary Club of La Mirada and volunteers from Good Sam Pantry at Beatitudes Church shop for food for 40 complete Christmas holiday meals for families in La Mirada.  Rotarians obtained some $800 worth of food for the project with the assistance of a grant from the Walmart Community Foundation. Pictured are (l to r): Good Sam Pantry volunteer Cathy Ferrin; Rotarian Russell Hall; Walmart employee Lizabeth Myers; Rotarian Noel Jaimes; Priscilla Robinson, and Rotary President Tom Robinson.

 

STAFF REPORT

The Rotary Club of La Mirada and volunteers from the Good Sam Pantry at Beatitudes Church used grant funding from the Walmart Community Foundation to help feed needy families in the La Mirada area for the Christmas holiday.

The grant funds purchased some $800 in turkeys, canned goods and other food supplies to feed 40 needy families during the Christmas holiday.

The food was distributed by Good Sam Pantry volunteers at Beatitudes Church in La Mirada.  Rotarians obtained the supplies at the Walmart Neighborhood Market, located at Imperial Highway and La Mirada Boulevard in the Crossroads Shopping Center.

During November, Rotary used a similar amount of Walmart grant funding to acquire 35 complete Thanksgiving holiday dinners to the Good Sam Pantry. The club also provided $750 to purchase cooked turkeys from Polly’s Pies in La Mirada for the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Foster Road Elementary School.

“Rotary has been working for the betterment of La Mirada for more than 60 years, and we appreciate the generous support of local businesses such as Walmart,” says club president Tom Robinson.  “Feeding the hungry is just one of the many ways Rotary has been active over the years, and we plan to continue serving our community as we go forward.”

“Rotary is made up 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who have fun while improving conditions in their communities and around the world,” adds Robinson. “Our many different skills and backgrounds give us a unique perspective, and our shared passion for service helps us achieve remarkable things.”

Rotary Club of La Mirada performs a variety of community service projects throughout the year.  The group meets on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. at the 12/60 Restaurant and Pub in the La Mirada Holiday Inn, located on the north side of the 1-5 Freeway just east of Valley View Avenue.  Individuals interested in learning more about Rotary are welcome to attend a club meeting.

Donations to help fund La Mirada Rotary’s annual Food for Families project, are accepted from local businesses and residents throughout the year. Donations may be sent to Rotary Club of La Mirada at P.O. Box 248, La Mirada, CA 90637.

Information on the Rotary Club of La Mirada is available at www.rotarycluboflamirada.com and  on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rotarycluboflamirada.

About Rotary Club of La Mirada

Rotary Club of La Mirada is part of a global network of volunteers dedicated to tackling many of the world’s most pressing challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members in more than 34,000 Rotary clubs. When Rotary members come together, they have fun, strengthen connections to friends and neighbors, improve lives and expand business networks.  Rotarians make a differenceat both the local and international level by helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.  Rotary Club of La Mirada meets at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the 12/60 Restaurant in the La Mirada Holiday Inn on the north side of the I-5 Freeway west of Valley View Avenue.

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