The WARM/Rotary Holiday Food Drive is fast approaching. This year has brought incredible challenges to our Westerville community. WARM has seen increases in people needing food more than ever before. And along with all other food banks, we know that this hunger crisis won’t vanish when a vaccine is found or the pandemic ends. The hunger crisis will be with us for several months if not longer.
This year Westerville has stepped up to help WARM in amazing ways! Our community continues to help each other during times of need. WARM is humbled and blessed by everyone’s support.
Last year’s one-day total for the Holiday Food Drive (HFD) was 28,351 pounds of food – the largest HFD total for one day in its history! This was a 57 percent increase in the food collected the prior year. Our Team Captains are a huge reason for this success!
This year we are setting a goal of 30,000 pounds of food, a 6 percent increase in the food collected last year. We need your help as a Volunteer and Team Captain to help WARM meet this goal, and continue to help our community members in need.
The dates for this year’s WARM/Rotary Holiday Food Drive are as follows:
- Team Captain training: to be completed remotely
- Team Captain’s bag/materials pick-up: November 16-25 (at WARM)
- Bag drop-offs: Nov. 27–Dec. 2
- Bag pick-ups (official HFD Day): Dec. 5 (8:30 a.m. – noon)
Please reply to Pam or Dan Stanley firstname.lastname@example.org to advise them if you would like to volunteer, be a Team Captain again for your previous neighborhood or select a new neighborhood. Response requested by Oct. 30.
Read more about the Westerville Area Resource Ministry and its foodbank operation at warmwesterville.org
The Rotary Club of Westerville is where Westerville, Ohio business and civic leaders come together to improve their community and larger world through Service Above Self. We are part of Rotary International.