The Rotary Club of University Place-Fircrest (Rotary of UP-Fircrest) gathered donations of 2,651 pounds of food from shoppers at Green Firs Safeway for donations to the Families Unlimited Food Bank. During an August food drive, this marks the second year of cooperation with Safeway at Green Firs.
The food drive was held the last two weekends of August, just in time to fill lunch boxes for kids returning to school. Peanut butter was the primary target, but many other canned and dry goods were also donated. According to Rotary Club food drive coordinator Frank Erickson, the food drive exceeded last year’s per capita club member totals.
Families Unlimited Network food bank is located at 2610 Sunset Drive West in University Place. On September 6, 7 and 8, it is hosting its annual Virtual Fundraiser to feed families in the UP/Fircrest community. The fundraiser website can be found at https://www.familiesunlimitednetwork.org/
The Rotary Club of UP-Fircrest is currently holding regular meetings on Zoom at 7 a.m. Tuesdays. Plans are in the making to meet in person as soon as a suitable venue can be found. In person, social meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month. For more information, visit the Club web page at https://www.tacomanarrowsrotary.org/. (The club was recently renamed to fit its service area more closely.)
A special thank you to Assistant District Governor 125, Linda Kaye Briggs, for the help and support!