Posted by Jim Woolen on Dec 11, 2020
134 families in need provided complete meals for 2020 Thanksgiving.

The Rotary Club of Big Rapids had our most fabulous Thanksgiving food giveaway event yet.  We gave away food for a traditional Thanksgiving feast for 134 families having particularly difficult times.  Many people in our community came together to make this event a great success.  A few of our partners deserve special recognition:

  • Big Rapids Department of Public Safety (Steve Schroder) - for letting us use their fire department facilities.
  • Crossroads Charter Academy - for collecting hundreds of pounds of canned goods.
  • Ferris State University (Professor Jeffrey Carney & FSU Welding Tech Students)
  • Lowes (Pro Desk Charles)
  • Meijer of Big Rapids (Store Secretary Katie & Store Director Brian)
  • Deb & Mike Oliver
  • RE/MAX TOGETHER (Joe & Karen McNally)
  • Rite Aid of Big Rapids (John Cooper)
  • The Salvation Army (Dan & Amy Voss)
  • Wenger Insurance (Seth Wenger)

Everyone involved put their giving spirits into action, and the Rotary Club of Big Rapids is extremely thankful for such kind generosity.  This project is truly an example of the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self."

Please see this video from our partner Crossroads Charter Academy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pmpBjj7hBc&fbclid=IwAR3DGlR3FvBF4DFhJ7zqIM9VBhzajCveMmWTLb6hCJznACLsKaZORj04vEg