Rotary Club Launches 'One Million Meals' Drive

Effort looks to stock local food banks used by low-income individuals, seniors and families

Lcoal Rotary Clubs are banding together to aid food banks in a donation drive across the desert.

60 Rotary Clubs across Riverside and San Bernardino counties have launched a three-week food collection and donation drive through Oct. 4th that they hope will deliver at least one million additional meals to hungry individuals, seniors and families.

“Every day, our kids, the elderly and the working poor across this two-county region cannot adequately feed themselves,” said Sheryl Silver, a Rotary Club member from Palm Springs who is chairing the committee that is coordinating the club’s “One Million Meals” food campaign.

Rotary has set up food collection points across Riverside and San Bernardino counties, including Albertson’s grocery stores in Palm Desert and the Ralph’s store in Bermuda Dunes.

In Palm Desert, Rotary food collection boxes have also been set up at the following locations:

  • Albertson’s, 74-590 Highway 111, Palm Desert
  • Albertson’s, 42-095 Washington Street, Palm Desert
  • Ralph’s, 42-150 Washington Street, Bermuda Dunes

Rotary Club members will deliver food and monetary donations collected in the Coachella Valley and deliver them to FIND Food Bank. 

“We’re hoping that Coachella Valley residents will join other residents of Riverside and San Bernardino counties in making monetary donations or contributing non-perishable foods to our One Million Meals campaign,” Silver said.

While all non-perishable, canned foods will be accepted, Silver said food banks especially need canned vegetables, canned tuna, pasta, rice, beans, boxed cereals and peanut butter.

For more information about the One Million Meals Campaign or for information about other Rotary Club membership or service outreach efforts across Riverside and San Bernardino counties, please contact Sheryl Silver at (760) 285-1525 or visit www.RotaryMillionMeals.com.


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