Ellsworth Rotarians load up a truck with donated food that was later hauled to the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry for distribution to those in need.

Rotary Club of Ellsworth assists Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry

ELLSWORTH — The Rotary Club of Ellsworth held its annual food drive for Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry earlier this month at the Ellsworth Hannaford. The club received $1,329.22 in cash donations, 628 pounds of food and 132 Hannaford Giving Boxes for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry.

Nineteen Rotarians participated at the event. The club recognized Mark Remick of Storage Plus for donating a truck to transport the food to the pantry, Ellsworth Hannaford for hosting the club, Star 97.7 for the Live Broadcast, 15 National Honor students from Ellsworth High School and all the people who were at Hannaford on Saturday “for their generosity in supporting those who otherwise might go without food during the holidays.”

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps to build goodwill and peace in the world. Clubs represent a cross-section of the community and are nonpolitical and nonreligious. The Rotary Club of Ellsworth was chartered in 1950 and currently has 60 members.

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