Norristown Rotary awards $10,500 to feed the hungry of Norristown

posted May 18, 2013, 9:30 PM by RotaryofNorristown   [ updated May 5, 2014, 10:10 PM ]
May 16, 2013 - In a recent grant award meeting, the Rotary Club of Norristown presented a check for $10,500.00 (funds raised in the annual Pancake Breakfast benefit) to Kary and Nanette LaFors of "Advocates Against Hunger" for the purpose of sustaining and improving delivery of food and nutrition to the poor, educating the community, increasing participation of volunteer population and increasing resources in the Norristown area.  Also awarded was a $1,000.00 check to Allan Syphers for the disaster relief organization, "Shelter Box". And also   donations in the amounts $200.00 to  "Rotaplast" (a project to correct the life inhibiting deformities of cleft palate) and $1,000.00 to "Polio Plus" for Polio eradication efforts worldwide.
(pictured left to right Club Pres Elect James Nutt III, Chairman David Beach, Kary LaFors, Nanette LaFors, Club Pres John Rule)

Hanging is the banner posted at the first food distribution funded by the the grant and distributed by volunteers from Advocates Against Hunger  as well as Cadcom, Catholic Social Services, The Norristown Public Library and many members of the community. The first distribution was made in the Library's parking lot on Saturday Aug. 17th. And there have been several distributions since.


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