Posted by Gary Mosiman
The Minneapolis City of Lakes Rotary and the Rotary Rooters were featured in the most recent issue of the CES Foodshelf newsletter. Read the whole story by clicking the link below.
 

Singers, Packers & Givers - City of Lakes Rotary

“Gladys, come quick, we don’t want to miss the City of Lakes singers!” said Beth as they wheeled walkers down the hall to the distribution of the Home Delivery groceries. “Today is a special day! Entertainment and food! We don’t get that often, do we Gladys?” Beth and Gladys joined others as they enjoyed the concert and a fun rendition of Java Jive.
 
City of Lakes Rotary Club provided a concert at one of the high rises that CES Home Delivery brings bags of pre-ordered groceries to.
 
Excitement abounded as the concert began, and smiles were plentiful by those who are rarely able to attend anything of the likes. Serving CES for many years with monetary donations and assisting with the Home Delivery program since its inception, City of Lakes Rotary is a constant at CES. Each year hats and gloves are delivered to help warm the hands and heads of our neighbors in the frigid Minnesota winters.
 
Rotary is a 110-year-old international organization with approximately 1.2 million members worldwide. The mission of Rotary is “to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.”
 
One hundred members strong, the Minneapolis City of Lakes Rotary Club has been providing volunteer services since 1985. Examples of these services include volunteering at CES, raking lawns in South Minneapolis for seniors in the fall, singing at nursing homes and care facilities, delivering over 1,000 hats and gloves annually to Twin Cities social services organizations as well as many other services locally and worldwide.
 
Thank you City of Lakes for your support of CES and your service to those in need! Won’t you as readers reach out, volunteer and donate to bring smiles and joy to our neighbors this holiday season? As Gary, a member of the Rotary stated, “I’m sure we get far more out of it than the people we serve.”