Rotary Club of Skaneateles

    Central New York, U.S.A

Rotarians Restock Local Food Pantries .... by Lori Ruhlman
Rotarians in the Skaneateles Rotary Club restocked local food pantry cupboards this spring, thanks to all of the community members who contributed to the club’s recent food drive.About 80 large boxes of food were donated to the Spafford and Skaneateles food pantries, “topping off shelves -- and then some,” said Rotarian Andy Stevens.  “Staff at both locations were very appreciative.”
In addition, more than $3,500 was collected for the pantries.
 
      “This could not have been done without those who rolled up their sleeves and pitched in,” said Stevens, who organized the drive.  “Thank you to all the Rotarians who solicited food and monetary donations from their family, friends, neighbors and colleagues.” 
Rotarians gathered food from front porches and then did a massive sorting job in the large garage of Rotarian Ed Evans.  Throughout the drive, food was also collected in a box in front of Delmonico Insurance on Fennell Street.  “There was a great response,” said Mary Gaffney, who managed the donations at the business. In addition to filling the box daily with food, some residents dropped off gift cards, she said.
     Stevens thanked the many Rotarians who “contributed their wisdom, time and muscle to make the project a success.”