Rotarians - our "Stock the Jack's Cupboard" project begins this week. Remember our goal is 2,021 individual items. Donations are accepted at Dacotah Bank Tuesday, Feb. 9 through Tuesday, Feb. 16 during regular bank hours. AND if you can volunteer to help for an hour or two on Tuesday, Feb. 16 or Wednesday, Feb. 17 (to deliver the donations) please let Kay Norton know right away!
The Brookings Rotary Club invites the community to participate in its February service project in conjunction with the “Day of Kindness.”
Rotarians will help replenish Jack’s Cupboard with non-perishable food items, with collection of donations taking place at Dacotah Bank from Feb. 9-16. Jack’s Cupboard is a free food pantry resource for SDSU students who are struggling with food insecurity.
Beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 9, community members may drop off donations at Dacotah Bank, 1441 6th St. during regular bank hours (see list of requested items below). If donors prefer to make a cash gift, drop it off with the receptionist at the bank, and Rotarians will do the shopping.
Then on Tuesday, Feb. 16, Rotarians will be on site at the bank 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. to personally accept donations (no-contact car pick-up is available) and the first 50 donors that day will receive a special gift.
Rotarians will deliver the donations to the Cupboard on Wednesday, Feb. 17, when a week of community-wide service activities culminates with the “Day of Kindness.”
The club has set a donation goal of “2,021” individual items.
Items especially requested by the Cupboard include: hearty soups, pre-packaged pasta, noodles, macaroni and cheese, bread, oatmeal, pasta sauce, evaporated or powdered milk,
rice, canned vegetables, canned fruits, dried fruits, cereal, canned meats, peanut butter, jelly, condiments (BBQ sauce, ketchup, mayo, salad dressings), granola bars, crackers and baking Items (baking soda, baking powder, salt, etc.).
Toiletries also are welcomed donations.
“This is another wonderful opportunity for the Brookings Rotary Club and the community to collaborate on an important project, this time benefitting SDSU’s students,” said Club President Don Norton. “We appreciate everyone who participates in helping keep our students healthy with Jack’s Cupboard donations.”
For more information or to arrange a donation by porch pick-up, contact Norton at (309) 259-0047.