WOW!!!! Thank you once again to the generosity of our entire community for making this our BIGGEST FOOD DRIVE EVER!!!
With your assistance, the Monticello Rotary Club collected a total of 89 cases of non-perishable food items, 76 Turkeys, and 4 Hams. The estimated cost of all items collected amounts to well over $10,945. Food insecurity is a major concern in our community, country, and world. Our collective efforts today will ensure, that anyone in need in our community has access to food.
According to Food Drive Co-Chair Lori Orestano-James, "We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity and support of this year's Food Drive. Anyone in need should contact United Way of Sullivan County or Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless directly."
Monticello Rotary President, Brad Rutledge would like to extend a special shoutout to Lori Orestano-James, Janet Kaplan, and Peter Chester for Co-Chairing this event. Also instrumental in the succes of this event were members of the Fallsburg Central School District Interact Club and Advisor, Kathryn Grodin, as well as members of the Monticello Central School District Interact Club and Rotary Interact Liaison @Lynka Rivera who worked along side the Rotarians providing additional manpower (and womanpower) in today's efforts.
Thank you to Mayor George Nikolados , Village of Monticello , the Monticello Police Department, and the entire staff and crew from the Village of Monticello, New York for the use of the Ted Strobele Recreation Center. Also, thank you to Shoprite, Monticello N.Y. for informing folks of our efforts and encouraging them to participate. #ServiceAboveSelf Rotary International Rotary District 7210 Region 5 Rotary District 7210