Posted by George Raymond
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
The first Wednesday of December, the 5th, is on its way.  The "item of the month" choice is packaged pasta.  In the grocery store you will find a the usual variety of brands, sizes, and prices.   Think about purchases of $15-$20 or more--remember it's a one time donation for the whole month.  Remember also that cash donations (currency or checks) are welcome and very important.  Make your check payable to "People's Pantry" and please give it to me at Wednesday's meeting.
 
The Pantry must either buy the food it distributes or have it donated. Either way, it is entirely dependant on the local community for support.  The Pantry has no employees so virtually every dollar donated is designated for purchase of food.
 
As for service, the People's Pantry is a natural fit for Rotary. We are a relatively large group that meets once a week and it's a vital community need, ideal for the participation of every member.
  
If you are not able to attend the December 5 meeting, bring your donation of food or cash to the December 19 meeting.   THE NEED IS GREAT PARTICULARLY AROUND THE HOLIDAYS!  DONATE!!!!
 
See you on Wednesday.
 
George 
 
P.S.  Caution:  Be careful about donating canned goods in the winter season.  That's why we ask for dry packaged goods this time of year.  Often canned goods are purchased a few days before they are donated and may, in the meantime, sit in your car for several days thereby being exposed to freezing tempertures.  An invisible rupture of the can's seal may occur resulting in very dangerous spoilage of the can's contents.