Sharon McDonald, David Connors, Georgia Doyle and Tanya Hall work the table outside Claytons. Rotary Club's food bank initiative has collected more than $2,000 so far.
The Rotary Club of the Sunshine Coast’s Coronavirus Survival Kits went viral last weekend. Generous — and safety minded — shoppers at Trail Bay Mall snapped up the kits so enthusiastically, our first batch of 100 kits was gone by noon Sunday, April 26.
The club gave away the kits for free, in exchange for a donation to the food bank. More than $1,500 was raised to help vulnerable members of our community weather the Covid-19 storm. 
Each kit contained a cloth face mask provided by a local sewing circle, a removable filter, sanitizer hand spray distilled by Bruinwood Estate Distillery in Roberts Creek, soap provided by Modern Hippy and the Lavender Farm and, just in case the shelves are bare, a roll of toilet paper.
Demand was so strong for the kits, local businesses and mask-makers stepped up again, and club members prepared another batch of survival kits to hand out May 2 outside Clayton’s, raising another $900 for our food bank initiative.
Another visit to the mall is being planned for the week of May 10.
The club thanks you for your support of the food bank and for doing everything you can to keep our community safe.