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Hundreds of Rotarians, friends and family members gather twice a month to help repack millions of pounds of fruits and vegetables that Rotary First Harvest – a program of Rotary District 5030 gathers and shares with hungry men, women and children in our community. To help give the uninitiated a sense of how one Rotarian project works we asked Gabe to join us one Saturday morning and followed him with our cameras. Take a look and see Rotarians in action and see if you might like to help.
Rotary First Harvest
Since our founding in 1982, Rotary First Harvest – a program of Rotary District 5030 (RFH) has collected and distributed nearly 185 million pounds of produce.
RFH connects farmers, truckers, volunteers and food banks to provide hunger relief for individuals and families in our region. Farmers are occasionally left with surplus fruits
and vegetables that can’t be sold due to minor imperfections (such as carrots with two legs or apples that are the wrong size or color), or might not be harvested because of a glut on the market.
Traditionally, this nutritious produce would be sent to a landfill or left to rot in the fields. Instead, RFH finds trucking partners to deliver that unused produce to food banks serving those in need.
What’s Happening with Rotary
Did you know that someone in Nigeria just donated $1 million to help fight polio? Or that actress Archie Punjabi (The Good Wife) is vaccinating children in India and emceeing the Global Vaccine Summit? Good people doing good. Interested in helping people and making a difference? Visit a Rotary club and see what we do. Contact us or check out this site: