Food For Kids





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Darien

Total Budget: $12,000

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: Literacy

Summary: Purchase and distribute food to schoolchildren in Darien, Willowbrook and Burr Ridge

The Darien club will purchase kid-friendly, shelf-stable food for approximately 150 students in Darien, Willowbrook and Burr Ridge schools. We will hold 5 to 6 packing nights during the school year. At each night, groups of volunteers will help unload the truck, break down bulk packaging and put food into one-kid, one-weekend packages. These packages will then be distributed to students by the schools counselors on Fridays.

Recipients are identified by school counselors as children who, due to hunger, are not effectively learning. The goal is for kids to start school on Monday not tired, hungry and/or sick. Thus they have a better chance of not falling behind, especially in the early grades.

Project Contact Person

District: 6450

Rotary Club of: Darien

Primary Contact: Chris Gerrib

Email: cgerrib@comcast.net

Project Status

Fully Pledged
This project is "Fully Pledged". This means the amount of the pledges is equal to the total budget of the project. Now the project needs to be finalized and go through the club signature process. This process gets started on the administration page.

Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Darien (6450)









DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

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History Log Entries


by Chris Gerrib

System Entry: Creation of project page.

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