Members of Phoenix Rotary 100 and their guests recently helped pack nearly 273,000 meals for needy families during a “Mega Pack” event for Feed My Starving Children, which has a permanent site in Tempe.
The event took place all day on Aug. 24, and the club and its volunteers numbered more than 300 packers.
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a nonprofit Christian organization that provides children and adults with hand-packed meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and ships the meals to nearly 70 countries around the world. Anyone age 5 and older is permitted to volunteer. Visit www.fmsc.org.
Phoenix Rotary 100 was chartered in 1914 and is Arizona’s oldest and largest Rotary Club. With a membership of more than 275 business and professional men and women from throughout greater Phoenix, the service organization provides opportunities for business networking and the Rotary tradition of “service above self.”
The club’s charitable giving supports a wide variety of activities, both domestically and abroad, that range from recreational complexes for disadvantaged youth to health projects in Africa and Mexico. Members also provide “hands on” community service, like the recent Mega Pack event.
Phoenix Rotary 100 meets 12-1:30 p.m. Fridays at the Phoenix Country Club, 2901 N. 7th St. There generally is a special topic and guest speaker; for Oct. 4, the topic is “The Argument Against Increased Gun Control.” Visitors are welcome; to RSVP for the luncheon, call Executive Director Beth Baldacchino at 602-604-8221.
For more information about the club, visit www.rotary100.org.