Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Maternal and child health, Economic and community development
Summary: The year-round food depravation problem continues to grow on Staten Island. There are 40+ food pantries struggling to meet the needs of our community. SSR will provide grocery supplies to six of the neediest pantries and/or after-school centers
Food is basic; food is fundamental...food deprivation is a huge, growing and on-going issue. The sad truth is that there will never be enough food to meet the demand.
South Shore Rotary will personally present letters of award to six of the neediest food pantries on Staten Island and meet with their administrators to discuss specific needs/wants. Then South Shore Rotary will order the discussed supplies at ShopRite. The nutritional food choices and paper products (think toilet paper) not provided by food stamps will be delivered to the pantries. Receipts will be issued to and held by South Shore Rotary. This personal interface/discussion/shopping/delivery will allow financial control and maximize benefits.
This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".