The Arroyo Grande Rotary Club has awarded local restaurant Old Juan’s Cantina their “Make a Difference Award” for their ongoing contribution to the club’s Homeless Luncheon Program.

According to the message on the award, brother-and-sister owners Eva and Adam Verdin have provided full meals to the homeless in South County numerous times, asking nothing in return. Rotary Club member Rick Beels explains that the club “wanted to show them that we appreciate their generosity, and surprise them with this award. They exemplify the Rotary motto, ‘Service Above Self.’ ”

The AG Rotary became involved with South County People’s Kitchen two years ago. The club provides volunteers and serves approximately 70 meals once a month at the Living Waters Community Church in Grover Beach.

For more information on the Arroyo Grande Rotary Club, visit . For information on how to support the Homeless Luncheon Program, email Rick Beels at

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AG Rotary President Mike Morrison presents Old Juan’s Cantina owner Eva Verdin with AG Rotary’s 2018 “Make a Difference Award.”