Posted by Fred Rohdieck and Nick Laganella
 The Paramus Rotary Club held two Food Drives to benefit the Rotary Military Family Assistance Center and the Paramus Veterans Food Bank.
 
The first drive occurred on September 10, 2016 and A second Food Drive was held on June 17, 2017 which yielded Tons and tons of food for both food banks. 
 
The Two  Food Drives held at the Paramus Shop-Rite during the Paramus Rotary Club 2016-2017 year collected food with a value of more than $39000. 
 
 
 
 
Thank you to the Paramus Rotary Club Food Drive Chairperson Lois Horowitz as well as her team of Joe Lupo, Lydia Krevit, Glenda Campeniolo, Peter Kantzilieriks, Nick Laganella, Serge Dumay, Kris Rangachari, Klas Haglid, Doris Spano, and Sam Stone who gave up of their day to volunteer work shifts from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. The 2nd food drives of the year held in June 2017 also included a host of volunteers including numerous interact students, District Governor Steve Jarahian, Secaucus Rotarian and Director of the MFAC Bob Kilroy.
 
Though their efforts and the generosity of so many Shop-Rite patrons it took 4 trucks to carry all of the donated items.
 
As shopper were entering the Shop-Rite they were handed a list of needed food products and other needed supplies that would benefit individuals and families who are in immediate need of these items. Cash contribution were welcomed and were used to buy additional foods needed to restock the food bank's shelves. 
 
An important part of Rotary is the motto "Service Above Self". What that means is that we put others needs before ours. 
 
The Paramus Rotary Club is the largest in Bergen, Passaic, and Hudson Counties and we welcome businessmen and women as well as retirees and (through our Interact and React Clubs in Middle and High School) young people that want to contribute to our community, our state, and our world.
 
We welcome interested parties to join us and become active as a Rotarian and see Rotary Boots On the Ground in action helping the community.
 
The Two  Food Drives held at the Paramus Shop-Rite during the Paramus Rotary Club 2016-2017 year collected food with a value of more than $39000. 
 
 Several tons of food were collected -  well over 20 full food carts in September and nearly 40 carts in May!
 
 
  
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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