Wheaton Rotary funds 2 years of mobile food pantries for District 200
The Wheaton Rotary Club caught wind of the need and started fundraising to sponsor mobile food trucks for District 200 that would include eggs and milk, which come at a higher price. Each visit costs about $1,700 and feeds up to 250 families for a week.
"I said that we needed to do 12," Rotary President Sheri Billing said. "The reality is summer is the most important time because now these kids aren't going to school, they're not getting the breakfast, they're not getting the lunch, and they're probably not going to summer camp because there's probably not money to do that, either."
But the club went above and beyond, gathering enough money to fund two years' worth of mobile pantries that will serve the District 200 community.
Donation to Library
Our club was proud to donate a farmstand to the Wheaton Public Library's Children's Department. The children's department at the library is a dynamic, welcoming environment. Children have a vast selection of books to read and check-out; but the space is also a place for young children to learn through play. There are puzzles, maps and other pieces of furniture, like the fruit stand.
The farmstand was created by Wheaton Rotarian, Tom Newman. As you can see, children are already enjoying the farmstand. Next up - a work bench!