Morristown Rotary Gets Pandemic Grant to Provide Thousands of Meals
Rotary officials said Friday their chapter is receiving a $240,000 state grant, which will buy an estimated 24,000 set-price meals for those in need. Seven local restaurants will prepare the meals, for distribution by five social service agencies starting around mid-March.
They will supply meals to Homeless Solutions Inc., Table of Hope, nourish.NJ, and the Morristown- and Morris County housing authorities.
“The Morristown Rotary are rock stars!” said Dan McGuire, CEO of Homeless Solutions Inc.
McGuire said the Rotary came to the rescue last year, when the HSI shelter in Morris Township went into lockdown to shield residents from COVID-19. This required the shelter to start serving lunches.
“Having to provide another daily meal became a significant additional expense and strained our staff, and Operation Hunger helped tremendously,” McGuire said.
“With the latest resurgence of the virus, we are again keeping as many guests as possible on-premises during the day. We are so grateful staff can stay focused on helping our guests find employment and housing while the Morristown Rotary provides essential meals through this grant,” he said.
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