Local Rotarians Help Food Banks During COVID-19 Pandemic

Local Rotarians are helping food banks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Michelle Bell is a Rotary Club member in Linn County who also serves as the Governor for Rotary District 5970, which covers essentially the north half of Iowa.

Anamosa is one of the local Rotary Clubs who applied for $1,000, with their funds benefiting the Jones County Food Pantry. Some of the funds through this Disaster Response Grant are also helping the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, which helps supply food for the Delaware County Food Bank and the mobile food pantry that comes to Manchester each month. As thousands of Iowans are unemployed and relying on food pantries to help feed their families, food banks are being stretched to meet the needs of the hungry with unprecedented requests.

Bell says Rotarians remain dedicated to helping their communities – even during this time of social distancing and uncertainty.

For more information on how you can get involved in Rotary, you can reach out to the local Manchester Rotary Club through their Facebook page. And if you’re need of food assistance during this time, the Delaware County Food Bank remains open on Mondays and Thursdays, with the next mobile food pantry coming to Manchester on May 7th.