The food for hunger project, which started in January 2017, is a partnership between RCHS and United Methodist Church of Hempstead to help families in need in the Hempstead, NY. On an average 100 to 140 guests each month are served hot and freshly prepared meals and fruits as this number continue to increase every month.
The program is managed by RCHS Food for Hunger Committee and supported by RCHS members and local community. In June 2017, the committee has introduced Family Volunteer Days and Youth Volunteer Days, which is a phenomenal success as it aims to encourage youth participation, build friendships and cultivate Rotary mission of inter-faith peace and harmony.  This program gives an opportunity for non-members to serve their community and cultivate compassion among their children.
Every fourth Saturday the committee and its volunteers gather early in the morning to prepare hot meals on the premises. This helps the program to keep the cost extremely low at $3.00 per meal. In the year 2017 alone more than 1,100 guests were served and  boxed meals were delivered to those who are unable to come.
In addition to this, RCHS also donated a Commercial Grade Oven and a Deep Fryer worth over $5,500 to the soup kitchen of United Methodist Church.  A donation of $1,100 was also given to Interfaith Faith Nutrition.
The committee is currently evealuating to expand the program to other areas like Hicksville and Westbury.
Please join us!