Disadvantaged families are in crisis. With schools closed, the school lunches many students depend on are not available, and they aren’t receiving the “second lunch Tuesday” sandwiches Westfield schools have provided for many years. With this program on hold while our schools are closed, Westfield Rotarians are trying to fill this need.  Westfield Rotary is distributing food to families directly and through St Joseph’s Social Service Center/The Elizabeth Coalition. Some of the food collected  is shown in the photo below, but the need remains and grows daily.
 
WE NEED YOUR HELP! To support this effort and other programs to feed the less fortunate in our community, please CLICK  HERE and donate to the Westfield Rotary Club Foundation. Donations are especially welcome now because every dollar donated fighting hunger, up to $10,000 will be matched by a special gift from one Rotary member.
 
To find out how to support this effort with food donations, please click the "Read More" button below the picture
 
 
 
Donate Food Through Rotary-
 
When and Where-
 
11 am to 4 pm each Tuesday-at Outta Hand Pizza, 311 South Ave W, Westfield -Please place the food items into the collection bin. Rotary volunteers will distribute food collected here to families in Westfield.
 
Before 11:00 am each Wednesday. There are 2 drop-off locations in Westfield- north side at the home of Ellen Windorf, 529 Hanford Place., and south side at the home of Ray Kostyack, 438 Poe Ave. Drop off the food into bins, and please use gloves when handling sandwichses. Rotary volunteers will deliver the donated items to StJosephs/Elizabeth.
 
What To Donate
 
Emergency Food Bags-
 
NON PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS ONLY. You can make a bag of food with the items listed below, which will help one family in need. You can also purchase a pre-made bag with these items at ShopRite in Garwood and Elizabeth. 
 
 
Sandwiches-
 
You can make and contribute sandwiches.  A pound of sliced meat, a pound of cheese and a loaf of bread makes enough good sandwiches to help. Double the recipe for even more impact!Please make sandwiches, individually wrapped and labeled with ingredients, with no condiments. It is vital that every step of preparation follows safe food handling and sanitation practices; we must eliminate any risk of virus transmission.

 
 
Donate Food Direct to StJoe-
 
Please follow the link below for a list of items needed and drop-off times