Rotary donates $100,000 to food banks

| May 11, 2020

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic in Ohio and across the world, District 6690 Rotary Clubs, which includes Coshocton’s group, recently answered the emergency plea for assistance by donating $100,000 to the Mid-Ohio Food Collective, formerly Mid-Ohio Food Bank, and Southeast Ohio Food Bank.

District Governor Gary Vaughan challenged the clubs to donate $50,000 in just four weeks to support the food banks. To encourage club and individual participation, Rotary District 6690 offered to match the donations to provide even more help for the thousands of workers who were suddenly unemployed as businesses closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

According to Matt Habash, president and CEO of the Mid-Ohio Food Collective, Rotary’s donation of $100,000 will provide up to $900,000 in groceries or 320,000 meals because of the food bank’s ability to leverage its food sourcing purchases.

Rotary District 6690 consists of 59 clubs and more than 3,400 members in central and southeastern Ohio.

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