iFEED FOOD DRIVE TO SUPPORT LOCAL HUNGER TASK FORCE AND UKRAINE REFUGEES NOV. 5
Written by Ballzer on October 27, 2022
Rotary iFeed is back November 5th, 8am – 12pm at Logan High. It’s a huge, 7-school, community-wide food drive and meal packing event. This year, proceeds will once again go to our local Hunger Task Force and they’ll be packing 80,000 meals to be sent to Poland for Ukrainian refugees.
Maddie and Mary-Catherine, both Rotary Interact members at Onalaska High, joined the Morning Buzz to tell us all about it:
iFeed is a one-day event that works to alleviate hunger in the world and in our own communities. It is organized by seven area high school Interact Clubs and their Rotarian advisors. Interact is the high school equivalent of Rotary that focuses on teaching servant leadership.
iFeed has two parts:
Part 1 involves packing highly nutritious, vitamin-fortified soy-rice meals in assembly line-fashion. This year, these meals will be shipped to Poland for Ukrainian refugees.
Part 2 involves collecting non-perishable food items in the weeks leading up to iFeed and then bringing the collections to Logan High on the day of the event. The food items are then counted, sorted and trucked to the Hunger Task Force where the food will be distributed to Coulee Region food banks.
How can YOU and YOUR ORGANIZATION be a part of iFeed?
First, please consider sharing this project with your staff, friends, family or organizations you are a part of! Hang up posters!
Organize a food drive at your business! Contact us and let us know that you are participating so we can keep you in the loop. Then, on November 5, bring your food drive collections to Logan High School. Another fantastic way to be involved is to sponsor a team of meal packers and/or have a team of your own! It’s a great team experience, working together in service and having a lot of fun. We even have fun team competitions that let the teams’ creative side come out.
iFeed is a group effort by Interact Club members of Aquinas, Caledonia, Central, Holmen, Logan, Onalaska, West Salem High Schools and their Rotarian advisors.