The Rotary Club of Leicester is doing its part to combat food poverty in the city this Christmas. This festive season, we again launched our initiative to help feed families and individuals who are struggling financially due to the pandemic and the soaring price of food and energy bills.
Donations come in thick and fast in all shapes and sizes – from one-off cash gifts to food parcels. Whatever the size of the gift, they all made a huge impact on the lives of those who receive them. The food hampers provide a welcome boost during this expensive time of year and lift spirits as we headed into 2023.
Each Christmas Food Parcel was enthusiastically filled with items for breakfast and dinner with a variety of snacks, milk, and various beverages. With the support from the supermarket Morrisons in Leicester, the funds went even further and over 150 hampers were packed by a bunch of members from two clubs and members of our newly formed Rotaract Club. On top of the packed hampers, we received 60 already-packed hampers from various individuals associated with the club and the Maher Centre in Leicester who donated 50 pre-packed hampers.
This is a great initiative from the Rotary Club of Leicester which has had its biggest impact on families in need since it started 3 years ago. With approximately £3,000 in cash and goods raised, packed, and delivered by Rotarians to 7 local charities. These charities include Wesley Hall, Help The Homeless, One Roof, Open Hands Compassion, CFWB Hub, Billies House, and Zynitha Trust.
This service initiative is a sign of solidarity between the members and those in most need without our community. If you wish to help now our fund is open throughout the year and volunteers are always welcome.
Impact by the Rotary Club of Leicester