On Saturday, March 25, 2017, Madison Rotary, Madison Rotary Foundation, along with numerous sponsors and supporters will package 150,000 meals for distribution to the New Jersey Salvation Army, The Table of Hope and the Market Street Mission in Morristown, Eva's Village in Paterson, St. John's Soup Kitchen in Newark, and the Bowery Mission in NYC, totaling 40 sites to feed the hungry in NJ and NYC. The cost per meal is 30 cents.
"The Madison Area YMCA and Madison Rotary have been partners for many years. Back in 2014, we were delighted to begin providing a $4,000 annual gift to the Y for three years. There are only two other organizations, End Polio and Gift of Life, receiving our support outside of our annual Grants and Sponsorship program. We greatly value our current partnership with the Y and would like to further our collaboration on service projects, joint fundraising initiatives, marketing, publicity, Rotary membership recruitment, and much more to enhance both organizations’ missions and better serve our community together. We are continuing our annual $4,000 financial gift for an additional three years, 2017 through 2019, totaling $12,000 to the Y. I have the pleasure to present our first payment to Madison Rotarian Diane Mann, CEO of Madison Y."