The Rotary Club of Georgetown donates $5,000 to the Caring Place
 The Rotary Club of Georgetown is excited to announce the donation of $5,000 to the Caring Place for the purchase of a walk-in refrigerator.
Through its Food Pantry program, The Caring Place provides a seven day supply of emergency food to eligible individuals and families (about 30 lbs. of food per person) once a month.  This supply of food, until recently, has primarily been composed of a variety non-perishable food items.  However, over the past year, the need to store perishable items has become an increasing critical need of The Caring Place.  Not only have fresh food donations from community gardens increased, but through a new partnership with the Georgetown Walmart, The Caring Place receives large quantities of perishable items twice a week.  Through the Rotary Club of Georgetown’s donation, the new walk-in refrigerator will allow The Caring Place to store these fresh produce and other perishable items so that more individuals and families have access to these items that are part of a healthy diet
In 2014, The Caring Place distributed 501,720 pounds of food to 16,724 individuals through its Food Pantry program, a 30% increase from the previous year. The Caring Place expects the number of people they serve through the program to continue to grow in 2015.  The walk-in refrigerator will have a significant impact on The Caring Place’s ability to serve those in need.
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs.
Front row L to R: Larry Baird - Rotary Club and Board of Director The Caring Place, Alicea Jones – Communication Director The Caring Place; Ginna O’Connor – Executive Director The Caring Place
Back row L to R: Brad Curlee - President Rotary Club, Cris Cash – Director Service Projects Rotary Club, Stuart Garner – Chairman International Services Rotary Club