Tonic After Five Rotary Relief Fund – responding to Covid-19

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The Rotary Club of Hamilton After Five recently received a $1,000 US grant from Rotary District 7090 Foundation Committee for a COVID-19 related project and have used the grant to purchase non-perishable food items for Hamilton’s Neighbour to Neighbour Centre for the Neighbour to Neighbour Food Bank program.  Fortinos, on Main West, facilitated the large purchase by the rotary club and added some extra complimentary items to the food bank order.

“The unprecedented times we find ourselves in have increased the pressure on our social service agencies, first responders and other frontline personnel.  We are thankful that our club has been able to quickly assist Neighbour to Neighbour through a Rotary Covid-19 related grant. As a club we are  committed to focussing  our energies on helping the Hamilton community,” said club president, Larry Szpirglas.

“The addition of a large amount of non-perishable food items supplied by the Rotary Club of Hamilton After Five through the Covid-19 grant will make a needed difference to local families as the demand for basic food items has increased during the pandemic. Neighbour to Neighbour is now making well over 100 home deliveries to families each month and each donation helps,” said  Charlotte Redekop-Young, Manager of Emergency Food Services at Neighbour to Neighbour.

Neighbour to Neighbour Centre is located on the mountain at 28 Athens Street. The food bank is open Monday through Thursday.

The Rotary Club of Hamilton After Five (often referred to as Tonic Rotary) formerly met twice a month at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club, now the club is conducting their twice monthly meetings via zoom.

photo with Heryka Miranda, Community Action Coordinator in front of some of the donations provided by the Hamilton Rotary Tonic.
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