Corning Rotarians Volunteer in Support of Corning Food Pantry

CORNING, NY — Members of the Rotary Club of Corning continue to serve the critical needs of our local community during the pandemic, as evidenced by two recent service projects in support of the Corning Food Pantry.

On Friday, November 20, a motivated team of Rotarians and family members filled a total of 440 bags with Thanksgiving fare in just an hour and fifteen minutes, for a remarkable average of 6 bags per minute! Volunteers included John Brown, Dan and Anne Keys, Ross and Mary Lou Perry, Theresa Rossettie, Dale Wexell, and Wendy Winnett. The bags were distributed to area families in need just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

On Saturday, November 14, an intrepid group of Rotarians and supporters convened at the Corning Food Bank’s Community Garden in East Corning and braved the cooler temps to spread mulch and prepare the garden beds for the winter.

Participants in this service activity included Yumiko Akiba, Ernie Danforth, Ted Goldwyn, Brandy Graham, Steven Graham, Frances Lalomia, Laura Matson, Stu Sammis, Samantha Ward, Stacy Ward, Sofia Ward, Dale Wexell, and Wendy Winnett.

Especially during this holiday season, Corning Rotary is thankful to be able to continue its long tradition of providing Service Above Self to members of the community in the greater Corning area. To learn more about joining the Rotary Club of Corning and to view the current Zoom meeting schedule, visit:

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