Spring Valley Rotary, USC Rotaract and Catawba Trail EarlyAct Clubs join together to pack 15,120+ meals for Rise Against Hunger
A total of 60 volunteers were onsite Saturday April 22nd at the Columbia Metropolitian Convention Center participating in aRise Against Hunger Meal Packing Event coordinated by the Spring Valley Rotary Club.
Thanks in part to a $3,500 contribution from the Rotary Club of Spring Valley and a $1,000 contribution from the USC Rotaract Club, three arms of the Rotary family joined the movement to end hunger in our lifetime. Our goal was to pack15,120+ meals on April 22nd and the mission was accomplished! These meals will be distributed to school children world-wide.
About Rise Against Hunger
Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organization that distrubtes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030.
About Spring Valley Rotary Club
Rotary is the world’s oldest service club (founded in 1905 by Paul Harris) and also one of the largest global humanitarian organizations. Chartered in 1978 and with a membership of 115 men and women, the Spring Valley Rotary Club meets for lunch and a timely and stimulating program every Thursday from 1 to 2 pm, at Northeast Presbyterian Church on Polo Rd in Northeast Columbia. The club invests $50,000 annually in local non-profit organizations and scholarships and contributes another $30,000 to the Rotary Foundation for use globally.
About USC Rotaract Club
Rotaract (which stands for Rotary in Action) is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based, and they’re sponsored by a local Rotary club. Chartered in 2012 on the campus of the University of South Carolina, and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Spring Valley, the USC Rotaract Club is one of 9,522 clubs spread around the world with 291,006 members.
About Catawba Trail Early Act Club
EarlyAct is a school wide service club for elementary students from ages 5 to 13. The Catawba Trail Elementary School EarlyAct club was chartered in 2016 and is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Spring Valley. The mission of EarlyAct is to promote goodwill, understanding and peace through the active participation of its student members so that with comitted citizenship and effective leadership they may improve the quality of life of their school, local and global communities. EarlyAct members can then become members of an Interact Club, at the High School level.