Westfield Optimist and Rotary Clubs Holiday Food Delivery

Optimist Club Holiday Food Delivery Project

Submitted by Danielle Walsh

Members of the Westfield Optimist Club and Rotary Club demonstrated their commitment to community service by providing holiday food to Westfield area families and local food pantries on December 16, 2023. Due to current health and safety concerns and food restrictions, ShopRite food gift cards were distributed to families and food pantries instead of food baskets.

The Holiday Food distribution program has been an annual community service project for the Optimist Club of Westfield for the past 33 years.  This project is made possible through the generosity and funding from the Optimist Club and the Rotary Club of Westfield and contributions from members, friends and local organizations that sponsor food gift cards.  

One hundred $50 food gift cards were delivered to local families, the Westfield Food Pantry, Mobile Meals, Presbyterian Church Agape Food Program, Union County College Student Assistance Food Pantry and Saint Joseph’s Social Service Center Food Pantry. 

The involvement of volunteers and local organizations ensures the success of this annual program, which reflects the mission of helping those in need and assisting members of our community. Thank you to members of the Westfield Optimist Club and Rotary Club who attended a holiday breakfast and delivered the gift cards.

For more information about the Optimist Club go towestfieldnj.com/optimist.

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