COVID Relief Assistance
ELMHURST ROTARY CLUB AND THE UNITED COMMUNITY CONCERNS ASSOCIATION (UCCA) TEAM UP TO PROVIDE FOOD ASSISTANCE TO ELMHURST DISTRICT 205 NEIGHBORS IN NEED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
Through a grant given by the Rotary Foundation (District 6450) to help families affected by the covid-19 pandemic, the Elmhurst Rotary Club and the UCCA provided and distributed food (dairy, meat, produce, etc...) to nearly 250 local families on Thursday, June 18, 2020.
The Rotary Foundation provided the funds to pay for the food and use of the Mobile Food Pantry trucks while the UCCA arranged for securing the food, typically from the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Elmhurst veteran Rotarians, Joyce Sloan, Marily Boria and husband Phil were on hand to help distribute the food to the families who arrived by car to pick up the groceries. According to Joyce and Marilyn, the event was well organized with plenty of experienced volunteers on hand who loaded boxes of groceries including meat, dairy, boxed and canned goods, potatoes, onions and milk directly into the waiting cars of grateful families.
Hunger hides in every community. Rotary Clubs support programs to provide healthy food and develop sustainable solutions to food insecurity. Fighting hunger to build stronger communities - that's what people of action do. Rotary: People of Action
From right to left, Elmhurst Rotarians Joyce Sloan, Marilyn Boria and helping husband Phil Boria