Posted on Nov 05, 2019
District 7910 congratulates the Rotary clubs of Southbridge and Sturbridge for exceeding their 2019 goal by delivering more than 3,000 pounds of fresh, cleaned, organic produce, grown and delivered this year to St. John Paul II Food Pantry. And , they did it in only their second year.
"Wow, who would have thought?  This has been the most amazing, most positive, most supported project  I have seen of its kind in our community!," states Klaus Hachfeld, president of the Sturbridge club.  "We can truly take pride in the way this has engaged all manner of individuals,  organizations, high school students, and even some Rotarians."  
Has it made a difference at the St. John Paul II Food Pantry?  "You bet!" according to Roberta Watson, director of the food pantry and a highly energetic garden volunteer.
Also, see Joe Coan’s monthly newsletter, The Dirt (click here). Joe is president of the Community Food Collaborative project of the Sturbridge club's Rotary Community Corps.  He has done a terrific job, as has Sturbridge Rotarian Pauline White with her super outreach to local newspapers, blogs on the club's website, and postings on the club's Facebook page.  
"We owe them and all the volunteers a big thank you!," Hachfeld states. "And, a big thank you also to the many donors, including The Rotary Foundation and the Southbridge and Sturbridge clubs."
For more information, contact Klaus Hachfeld, president of the Rotary Club of Sturbridge, at