Newark Rotary helps local effort to feed 250 local children

At a recent Newark Rotary meeting, Jill Nittolo and Kevin Kelly, representing the non profit organization “Blessings in a Backpack” were recipients of a large donation of food and cash donations that will be used to supply the local effort. “Blessings in a Backpack” is a non-profit organization that feeds school children in the United States who currently are fed during the week on the federally funded Free and Reduced Meal Program and are at risk of going hungry on the weekends. According to Nittolo, 250 children in Newark are being served. The Newark Rotary Club also helps Foodlink’s Mobile Pantry, Food Sense, Newark Free Lunch, Meals on Wheels, and Newark Food Closet with donations and volunteers.

Photo: Jill Nittolo and Rotary President elect Kevin Mooney stand by donated food.