With a brand-new building that has tripled the capacity of our former facility, we are already receiving over 25% more food than last year. To meet the increased demand, we recently purchased a new truck with the support of 16 clubs from Rotary District 6600, which made a generous $36,000 contribution toward the purchase. With the addition of this truck to its fleet, we can continue to safely and efficiently deliver fresh food to our 4 county service area, serving thousands of families in need.
Doug Maurer, one of the three District 6600 Assistant Governors who supported this project was thrilled, "For our area clubs… we just started looking at this opportunity to make a difference in our own communities. I was cautiously confident that we could get enough clubs on board. And we did!"
The new truck made its inaugural delivery on September 29th, filled to the brim with fresh produce for the Farmers Market at the Lorain Cooperative Ministries hosted at Church of the Redeemer in central Lorain. Produce was distributed at no cost to approximately 400 families.
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