Harrisburg Rotary Club hits milestone to be proud of just in time for the holidays!

Harrisburg Rotary Club Turns Covid Missed Lunches Into Welcomed Donations To Regional Non-profits

For more years than most Harrisburg Rotary Club members can remember, the cost of a lunch at the downtown Hilton Hotel has been included in their dues.

As we all continue to navigate the holiday season amidst a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is with great pride that the RCH members have donated more than $20,000 from the lunch budget to more than 10 local and regional non-profits!


The RCH Board began donating the unused portion of weekly meal budget on behalf of Club members as a way to assist all of the important local organizations who are bravely fighting to keep Harrisburg families fed and protected during this desperate time in our nation’s history. 

In addition to the countless hours of typical service and support the Rotary Club of Harrisburg members provide, the lunch monies have provided much need cash donations to the following organizations since March 2020:
  • American Red Cross- Central PA Chapter
  • Bethesda Mission
  • Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
  • Downtown Daily Bread
  • HANNA's Pantry
  • Hospice of Central Pennsylvania
  • Humane Society of Harrisburg Area
  • Rotary Foundation's Polio Plus Fund
  • Salvation Army- Harrisburg Capital City Region
  • YMCA- Camp Curtin Branch
  • YWCA of Greater Harrisburg
According to President James Good, “As the 23rd Rotary Club in all the land, our members have been serving the Harrisburg community since 1911.  Continuing upon our tradition of Service Above Self, the Harrisburg Rotary Foundation, the charitable arm of the Club, typically disburses about $50,000 yearly in college scholarships, grants to the Harrisburg School District, local charitable organizations, programming for local youth, local and international service projects.”

Service Project for Central PA Food Bank

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Dec 21, 2020 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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