A Heartfelt Thank You from Rise Against Hunger
It was a privilege to join forces with District 5170 and Rise Against Hunger this past Saturday, April 8th, at Saratoga High School, where we truly made a significant impact together. Your dedication in packaging 24,000 meals demonstrates a powerful commitment to fighting hunger and supporting those in need across the globe.
Thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Rotary clubs of Los Gatos, Los Gatos Morning, Cupertino, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, and Sunnyvale-Sunrise, and a generous donation of $8,000, we are making strides towards global resilience, self-sufficiency, and empowerment through nutrition. The Saratoga Rotary Charitable Foundation’s contribution of $2,000 further exemplified the spirit of community and giving.
Over 100 volunteers, including ~15 Rotarians from Saratoga, youth from Cambrian Academy, and other community members, came together in a spirit of service and camaraderie. The energy was contagious and the pace exhilarating as we packed each 350-gram packet of rice, soy, veggies, and vitamins. These meals will soon nourish individuals in disaster-stricken areas or communities facing famine, helping to fuel education and brighter futures.
As we reflect on our collective efforts, it's heartwarming to realize the broad spectrum of individuals involved—from the young at heart to the seasoned volunteers. This diversity not only enriched our gathering but also amplified the impact of our outreach.
A special thank you to Saratoga High School for providing the perfect venue for this event, and to Sheeba Garg, the RC Saratoga Community Service Co-Chair, whose impeccable coordination was crucial in making this event a success. Her efforts ensured that every volunteer could focus wholly on the task of serving others.
We are grateful for each of you who dedicated your time and energy to this cause. Your generosity and spirit have left a lasting impression on many hearts, both locally and globally. Thank you for embodying the true essence of Rotary and for continuing to inspire others with your commitment to service above self.