RCNS recently donated towards the St Vincent de Paul Society’s food programs.  The Christmas hamper program assists local families experiencing food insecurities during the holidays.  The Society has reported an increase in emergency food requests in 2021 over previous years as well as increase in the number of people relying on the Soup Kitchen.  As at October 31, 837 food deliveries had been made.  The Soup Kitchen is serving approximately 250 meals per week.
Accepting the donation from our Community Service chair Mary Mercato, is Ed Gascoine, President of the Society. He indicates “our thanks to Rotary for the generosity demonstrated toward our mission to help the needy of our community.”