Columbia East Rotary Club partnered with Harvest Hope Food Bank in an effort help feed hungry families in our community. Over 100 boxes of food for the needy were packed by Rotarians at Harvest Hope’s headquarters in Columbia on Tuesday, December 17, at 1:00 PM as part of the Rotary Has Heart Campaign.
The “Rotary Has Heart” program was initiated by Rotary International Vice President, Dr. Anne Matthews. “Dr. Matthews is from right here in Columbia and a member of our Columbia East Rotary Club. To recognize her and kick off the project, we wanted to be one of the first in the Southeast to participate in Rotary Has Heart, which culminates on Valentine’s Day 2014” stated Columbia East Rotary President Rowland Alston.
President Alston went on to say that, “putting food on an empty plate, filling an empty stomach, and bringing a ray of hope to families throughout the community is our primary goal for this program.”
In addition to having its members spend the afternoon packing boxes at Harvest Hope Food Bank, the Columbia East Rotary also donated over $1,500 towards feeding hungry families.
For more information about Rotary or to arrange an interview regarding the Rotary Has Heart program, contact Wayne Brennessel at 803-767-6381.
Rotary International V. P, Dr. Anne Matthews and Columbia East Rotary Club President, Rowland Alston