Y Partners with Rotarians to Feed WNC

Rotarians feeding people

The YMCA of Western North Carolina is partnering with nine Asheville-area Rotary Clubs and the MANNA FoodBank for the ninth annual Rotarians Against Hunger meal packaging event in May.

The goal of the event is to package more than 300,000 fortified meals to be distributed throughout western North Carolina by Manna and the YMCA's Nutrition and Wellness Program. A portion of the funds raised for the event are earmarked for distributing seeds through Seed Programs International.

"We're honored to partner with Rotarians Against Hunger to help feed thousands of families in our area," said Cory Jackson, director of Nutrition Services at the YMCA of WNC." The meal packaging event is a fun and rewarding experience where people come together to help feed our neighbors."

More than 700 volunteers are needed May 4-5 for the meal packaging event at the Reuter Family YMCA for several shifts:

Friday, May 4
Setup: 4-7 p.m.

Saturday, May 5
First packing shift: 8-10 a.m.
Second packing shift: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Third packing shift: 1-3 p.m.
Takedown and cleanup: 3-6 p.m.

Sign up to be a volunteer and donate online at www.RotariansAgainstHunger.org.