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More than 12,000 meals were packaged June 13 by the noon and sunrise Rotary Clubs in San Clemente as part of an official “Rotary Day.” Photos: Courtesy of Mike Morris.
More than 12,000 meals were packaged June 13 by the Noon and Sunrise Rotary Clubs in San Clemente as part of an official “Rotary Day.” Photos: Courtesy of Mike Morris.

By Staff 

On June 13, more than 120 volunteers from the San Clemente Rotary clubs, the Community Resource Center of San Clemente, San Clemente Presbyterian Church, the Boys & Girls Club of the South Coast Area, local churches and community members packaged more than 12,000 meals at the San Clemente Presbyterian Church in less than two hours for distribution to children in need around the world. The meals packaged are slated to be delivered to Africa this summer.

The community service event brought several families from three generations and various cultures together to assemble meals to feed hungry children around the globe. The oldest volunteer was 92 years old and the youngest was 4 years old.

Several San Clemente city councilmembers, past and present, volunteered at the event.

Volunteers wrote special messages on the boxes for the children who will be enjoying these “meals made with love.”

Earlier in June, the City of San Clemente honored San Clemente Rotary Club President Bill Ewing with a special city “Rotary Day” proclamation to acknowledge the organization’s efforts and to highlight the June 13 meal packing event coordinated by Rotary and the Community Resource Center to benefit the Kids Around the World charity. The Rotary Clubs of San Clemente are two of over 34,000 Rotary International Clubs worldwide in 200 countries.

For more information on volunteering in a future upcoming San Clemente Rotary or meal packing event, contact www.sanclementerotary.org or www.kidsaroundtheworld.com.

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