The Rotary Club of Orange announces the Food Pantry Project
Some time ago, the Senior Leadership Team of Orange recommended that the food pantry in town be expanded and refurbished in order to provide additional capacity for both food supplies and household products.
Recognizing the increasing need for a community resource like this, especially during the challenging times we live in, Baxter Walsh of the Orange Club, spearheaded the effort to fund this project. In addition to its’ own contribution, the Orange Club applied to the district for a matching grant. On October 13, 2010, District 7980 awarded a “District Managed Grant” to the Orange Club.
Work will begin soon. Most of the work will be done by local Rotarians as well as by the Senior Leadership Team. Orange Community Services, which runs the pantry, is also participating.
Not only will the space be upgraded and expanded, but the residents of Orange will become more aware of the issues that so many of our residents struggle with daily.
This is yet one more example of the way in which Rotary International and local clubs can work together to identify and solve a variety of health and welfare issues – in this case, at home – but just as often, around the globe.
This is what the kitchen looks like now.....
Baxter Walsh of the Orange Rotary Club and Carol Nardini and Dennis Marsh, both of Orange Community Services are shown here in the area which will be renovated to serve as much needed overflow kitchen storage space.