Hackensack Rotary Hosts Annual Holiday Luncheon for the Hungry

For over twenty years, Michele Hart-Loughin, Susin Christador, and John McCarthy have been feeding the hungry a holiday feast during the week between Christmas and New Years.

With the assistance of local charitable organizations, the holiday luncheon has continued to grow. Yesterday, more than 250 people in need were provided with a hot meal, a hat and scarf, and a to-go container with a second helping.

Hosting this annual event is no small feat. Many volunteers and organizations contribute to its success. Judy Banes of the On Our Own self help center (179 Main Street) spreads the word to those in need. The Christ Church donates the use of their hall and kitchen. The Hackensack Rotary sponsors the event through the donation of the turkeys and vegetables. The Hackensack Golf Club donates hams. Michele, Susin, and John prepare the meals and coordinate the event with the assistance of the Hackensack Rotarians and their families.

Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. There are 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

Anyone interested in joining is encouraged to call 201-490-6285 or email: membership@hackensackrotary.org.

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Hackensack Rotary and Maywood Rotary Enjoy Holiday Luncheon

Hackensack High School Choir

The Hackensack Rotary Club was joined by the Maywood Rotary Club at their holiday luncheon on December 18th at Rudy’s Restaurant on Anderson Street Hackensack. In keeping with tradition, a special Thank You to the Hackensack High School Choir, who stopped by to perform a variety of holiday medleys and helped get everyone in the holiday spirit. Listening to these wonderfully talented students has become an annual tradition and is truly enjoyed by everyone.

Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

There are 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

Anyone interested in joining is encouraged to call 201-490-6285 or email: membership@hackensackrotary.org.

Martin Luther King Day

 


 
More than 330 volunteers from 22 District 7490 Rotary Clubs and five Interact Clubs, plus other volunteers representing 32 community organizations and schools joined together on Martin Luther King Day, January 20 at the Hope Community Center in Paterson to package more than 40,000 meals of rice and beans. The meals will go to CUMAC, the largest food pantry in Passaic County, with some going to Rotary District 7490’s Military Family Assistance Center in Paterson. Volunteers also brought with them more than a ton of food for the food pantry. Rotary worked in collaboration with Outreach, Inc.-Kids Care, as well as with CUMAC. Co-chairs for the event were PDG Dan Shiver, PDG Bonnie Sirower and Paterson Great Falls member and District Community Services Chair Irma Gorham. We raised more than $10,000 to pay for the meals, from 32 Rotary clubs, companies and individuals.
 

Rotary Feeds Homeless

 
On Wednesday, January 8, 2014, the Hackensack Rotary Club continued the tradition of feeding the homeless at the Bergen County Health & Human Services building. Over 100 guests were provided a hot meal with a warm, friendly smile. Chef Carroll, of Hackensack High School, along with Hackensack High School students, volunteered their time and talents by helping to prepare the meal as well as assist in serving our dinner guests. The Rotary Club holds fundraisers throughout the year in order to sponsor these worthwhile and much needed events. Homelessness and hunger is a growing epidemic in this country and the Hackensack Rotary Club is dedicated to do our part to help those in need.
 
Hackensack Rotary Feeds Homeless