The Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio, has received a refrigerated truck purchased in part through a $36,000 donation by 16 area Rotary clubs and Rotary International Foundation.
Second Harvest serves the counties of Crawford, Erie, Huron and Lorain. Rotary clubs support the organizations who receive food from Second Harvest, their “partner charities”. When Juliana Chase-Morefield, Executive Director, explained the need for a refrigerated truck which would allow delivery of fresh produce throughout the four counties, Rotary Clubs stepped up to help. This was an opportunity to provide more sustainable support to the communities these Rotary Clubs serve.
The new truck recognizes the generous support of Rotary Clubs of Amherst, Bellvue, Elyria, Elyria Sunrise, Huron, Interact, Lorain, Milan, North Coast, Norwalk, Oberlin, Sandusky, Vermilion, Willard and the Rotary E-Club.
The truck will cover about 30,000 miles this upcoming year delivering about 1.5 million pounds of food throughout the region. As a result, about 400 families will receive fresh produce and groceries with each delivery.