Rise Against Hunger
Sat 21st July 2018 at 10.00 - 16.00
Meal Packing Event on Saturday 21st July commencing at 10am
The District 1230 Meal Packing Event supporting Rise Against Hunger is taking place at Intu in Barrhead on Saturday 21st July commencing at 10am.
The Rotary Clubs of District 1230 are getting together with friends and family to Rise Against Hunger. A charity set up to pack food to be shipped out to Africa. It’s a District event designed to bring all the clubs of the district together so we can all make a difference under one roof and in the community. Lets show the wider public the power of Rotary in the community with our support for this truly great cause. Register your interest with district, get a few friends together and lend a helping hand for a few hours at Intu Braehead on Saturday 21st July. Like and Share to add weight to our efforts. The more the merrier, we look forward to seeing you there. Save the date Saturday 21st July 2018.
Update from DG GaryThank you to everyone who took part in today’s Rise Against Hunger Meal Packing Event at the Intu Arena at Braehead.
We had around 160 volunteers at the morning session and around 100 in the afternoon, with many in the afternoon having stayed on from the morning session.
The packing involved adding rice, soya, lentils and vitamins into bags, which were weighed, heat sealed and boxed by our volunteers.
We had ‘runners’ (taking bags and boxes backwards and forwards between the packers , weighers and those boxing up ; and ‘sustainers’ ( who filled up the boxes of rice, soya and lentils regularly). We also packed to music, and some dancing! And when things slowed down the pipes were played!
By 3.30pm the final total was 75,384 bags, so the target was reached and surpassed, and with each bag capable of feeding a family of 6 , over 450,000 will be fed in Kibera in Kenya as a result of today’s event.
The initial feedback received has been overwhelmingly positive, with most saying they felt they had been part of something special and felt a real sense of achievement.
Today we saw Rotarians working with friends, family, churches and community groups , with the generosity of the management at Intu hosting us at the Arena, the folk from Rise Against Hunger like Kate and Rachel, all ultimately doing something very worthwhile.
Thank you to everyone for playing their part in today’s event.
PDG Gary Louttit 21st JULY 2018