Our Program on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 was our Annual Many Hands Many Meals club meeting and community service project for February.  The event was held this year at the newly renovated Excelsior United Methodist Church on 3rd Avenue in Excelsior rather than Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church.  Community Service Director Tiffany Frazier arranged the food packing service project working with Sarah Johnson, the Youth Minister & Community Engagement Director at EUMC.  Twenty-seven people took part in in this popular club service project that lasted just over one hour and packed 23 boxes to be shipped to Sierra Leone in Africa.
You might ask how many people would be fed.  We asked Sarah Johnson and she said, “We finished one more box after the main group finished, totaling 23 boxes for Excelsior Rotary Club!  There are 36 bags in each box, 6 meals per bag, 216 meals per box which equals 828 total bags and 4,968 total meals packed on Tuesday!  Woohoo!”  Tiffany Frazier our Community Service Director rang our club bell each time another box was packed and said. “This project was one of my mother Karen’s favorite projects because this is an activity that all members can take part in and helps so many starving families in war torn Sierra Leone and my mom would be so proud that we packed 4,968 meals especially at our family’s EUMC.”  At the gathering Tiffany also presented the Many Hands Many Meals coordinator Kristen a $500 donation from the Rotary Club of Excelsior to cover the cost of the ingredients, packaging and shipping costs.  At the conclusion of the event Sarah also commented, “We also had a wonderful time on Tuesday - it was a great event and my team and I are still talking about how well it went!  It was our great pleasure collaborating with you all!