Over 25,000 Meals Provided to Those in Need

Belleville— December 11, 2020 Yesterday at the Rotary Club of Belleville’s Annual General Meeting, member’s learned that this year’s Kid’s Against Hunger partnership has successfully raised enough funds to provide for 25,588 meals. “We are pleased with the efforts of our partners and Rotarians to make this happen given our COVID-19 challenges,” said Cory MacKay, Vice President of the Rotary Club of Belleville and Co-Chair of the Kid’s Against Hunger Committee.

Positive Community Impact – Locally and Internationally

Many people locally will benefit from this effort as over 14,472 meals will be delivered to Gleaners Food Bank Belleville and their community partners, Bridge Street United Church as well as various Quinte United Way Agencies. The balance of the meals will be shipped to Haiti to assist with on-going health and humanitarian needs. With classrooms closed, some 300,000 children are missing daily school meals, putting them at risk of stunted growth, according to the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
Kid’s Against Hunger Canada, a registered Canadian humanitarian charity, is committed to engage Canadians, especially youth, in helping to feed those who are hungry, malnourished and starving in Canada and around the world.
“It is gratifying to know that our members were willing to take a leadership role,” said Cory MacKay, “We were also pleased with the response of our partners and the willingness to provide us with solutions.”
Rotary Club of Belleville Past President Kelly and Deb McKinney, Judy and Club President Tim McKinney were pleased to make this year’s Kid’s Against Hunger contribution to Committee Co-Chair and Club Vice President, Cory MacKay.