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Temecula Valley New Generations Rotary Club joined forces with TVHS students to 'Rise Against Hunger'

 

Last updated 7/13/2018 at 3:34pm



TEMECULA – Temecula Valley New Generations Rotary Club partnered with students from Temecula Valley High School’s National Honor Society and Interact Club for a “Rise Against Hunger” meal packing event, May 31, at the TVHS campus gymnasium.

The 10,152 meals were packed in three hours by 25 students and nine members of the New Generations Rotary Club. Spearheading the event was Temecula Valley High School senior Anna Saucedo of the National Honor Society who teamed up with Nolan Baily of the Interact Club to implement the project. After attending RYLA, a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program coordinated by Rotary Clubs around the globe, Saucedo became passionate about bringing this service project to her school. Baily, after having a similar experience at RYLA, immediately joined forces through the Interact Club, which is supported by the Temecula Noon Rotary Club.

“I’ve done a lot of community service events, but the food packing was super impactful to me, I just felt like I was making a difference,” Saucedo said. “We didn’t have enough funds on our own, but when we paired up with Nolan and the Interact Club, we were able to make it happen.”

The TVHS National Honor Society raised $1,195, the Interact Club and Temecula Noon Rotary Club made a combined contribution of $750 and the New Generations Rotary Club donated $1,000 totaling $2,945 toward the project.

The donated meals packed with Rise Against Hunger, a nonprofit organization that distributes meals to families suffering through poverty and hunger. The meals will be sent to Cambodia or the Philippines, depending on the most need, according to a New Generations Rotary Club representative.

Rotary has been a reputable, worldwide, established charitable organization for more than 100 years, and in an effort to continue on for the next 100 years, the organization realized the importance of engaging and involving all generations. Rotary programs start as young as elementary school with Early Act and then in middle school with Interact and PRYDE, which stands for Personal Rotary Youth Development Experience, a leadership camp for youths in the seventh grade, to Interact and RYLA for the 11th grade high school students and ROTARACT for college students.

To learn more about the Temecula Valley New Generations Rotary Club, visit www.tvnewgenrotary.com or www.facebook.com/TemeculaValleyNewGenerationsRotaryClub.

 

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