The Rotary Club of Galveston’s Galveston Rotary Foundation recently presented a check for $2,500 to organizers of the FeedGalveston project. Accepting on behalf of FeedGalveston was Rev. Richard Rhoades (center), Rotarian and Pastor, First Lutheran Church – event sponsor. Presenting the check were (from left) Rotarians and Foundation Board members Mike Guarino and Sally Byrum. Club President, Kristen Carlson (far right) also participated in the presentation at a recent Rotary Club of Galveston luncheon meeting. This contribution will be used to purchase high-quality, nourishing food products for packaging at Ball High School, December 8, in conjunction with the upcoming 37th annual ABC13 “Share Your Holidays” Food Drive. BHS students will join together to package up to 50,000 non-perishable nutritious meals that will be ready for recipients to prepare. All contributions will be made to the Galveston County Food Bank to help those in need throughout Galveston County. (Courtesy photo – Robyn Bushong/Rotary Club of Galveston)
Listen to Rev. Rhoades and Mike Dudas from the Galveston Ball High School radio station KTOR:
Thanks to over 100 volunteers, we packaged 31,500 meals in 3 hours in The Lyceum on Saturday, May 13, 2017!
THANK YOU EVERYONE
FOR YOUR TIME AND DONATION!
TYLER HENSON of Boy Scout Troop 123, has teamed up with FEED GALVESTON to do a packaging event on Saturday, March 4th, as his Eagle Scout project. The Troop and #FeedGalveston volunteers packaged 10,000 meals for Galveston County Food Bank and St. Vincent’s House Galveston and other food banks. A big THANK YOU to the First Lutheran Church Galveston congregation and to all Galveston area communities for the donations that made this event possible!
Thank you to Insurance Professionals of Galveston County for their recent donation!
Rotarian Richard Rhoades, Pastor, First Lutheran Church, Galveston – presented a program to the Rotary Club of Galveston at yesterday’s luncheon meeting about the serious problem facing many families and individuals in our county: HUNGER. Pastor Rhoades shared with the membership the success of First Lutheran’s recent Feed Galveston initiative and how this vital program is making such a positive impact for those in need of quality food throughout Galveston County.
Pastor Rhoades said: “Hunger is a real issue in our county. The phrase I lean toward in understanding this is “food insecurity” – which helps point out that there are people who are not sure if they will eat or not. And, these people are OUR neighbors. The issues around hunger are many – but this is one we can address with immediacy by packaging healthy nutritious food to share with the food insecure.”
“I am overwhelmed with the generosity shown by the Rotarians. By the end of the meeting, individuals in the club donated enough funds for over 3,000 servings of food for our neighbors! We are on the way to our next Feed Galveston event to help our immediate community needs!”