Posted by Gary Mosiman
8 Rotarians return to serve at CES Food Shelf
Eight enthusiastic Minneapolis City of Lakes Rotary volunteers returned to Community Emergency Service (CES) at long last on Saturday morning, May 22. Due to ongoing COVID protocols, the group was limited to eight individuals and masks were required. But this group, all experienced in this community service event in the past dove right in and successfully fulfilled the orders for 100 of CES’s home delivery clients in just under 2 hours.
After nearly 20 years of regular participation, this was the first time that City of Lakes Rotary has been allowed to return to the food shelf and pack food orders in almost 15 months. One grateful participant was quoted as saying “It felt wonderful to be back and work on a live service event to help those less fortunate in the inner city of Minneapolis.” During the COVID imposed hiatus, the City of Lakes Rotary Club conducted regular food drives in order to help keep the shelves stocked. Saundra Holden, Food Shelf and Home Delivery Coordinator for CES praised the City of Lakes Rotary for the ongoing assistance. Due to their lengthy experience with the program, they were well aware of the types of food and hygiene products that were always in high demand and they helped to keep us afloat during these unprecedented times, she said.