The Sun City Center Rotarians want to say “thank you” to the 275 volunteers that gathered at the Borini Theatre in Kings Point last Saturday, Feb. 22, to package more than 64,000 meals for the needy in Southern Hillsborough County.
This was the seventh year for this annual event, and together we have packaged over 437,000 meals for distribution to five area food pantries – the Good Samaritan Mission, the Beth-El Mission, Calvary Lutheran Church, St. Anne Church and The Lord’s Lighthouse in Ruskin.
This is a great annual event, and we want to thank the volunteers who contributed their time. Service Clubs that participated included Rotarians, Lions, Shriners and Kiwanians. Churches and synagogues included Beth Israel Temple, Hawaiian Isles Church, SCC United Methodist Church, Redeemer Lutheran, Prince of Peace, St. Anne and St. John the Divine Episcopal. Clubs included the Softball Club, the Pickleball Club, the Men’s Club, Women’s Club and the Emergency Squad. Other groups were represented, and we thank you all. A special thanks to the Boy Scouts, who worked all day and then helped unload the truck at the Food Pantry storage facility.
Primary funding for this event comes from the Interfaith Council of Sun City Center, The SCC Community Foundation and the SCC Rotary Club. Thanks also to many of the volunteers who, in addition to working, also left cash or checks in the Donation Bucket.
To our volunteers, Thank you and we look forward to your help again next year.
— JAMES WILMOUTH