Rotary Club and Community Volunteers Pack 35,328 Food Servings at Meal of Hope Event Saturday – Los Alamos Reporter

More than 100 community members of all ages volunteered for the Rotary Club of Los Alamos “Meals of Hope” event on Saturday and by mid-afternoon, 35,328 servings of food were assembled and packed into boxes sealed, stacked and wrapped in plastic ready for pick-up. Monday morning by The Food Depot in Santa Fe. Food will be distributed to pantries throughout the region, including LA Cares in Los Alamos. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

Sophie Stewart, left, works with Rotary President Alison Pannell during the club’s Meals of Hope event at Crossroads Bible Church. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

Meals of Hope event coordinator Laura Gonzales, left, helps fill bags with rice and soy and other ingredients. The bags each contain six servings of food. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

Rotarian Skip King assembles cardboard boxes Saturday morning during the Rotary Meals of Hope foodpacking event at Crossroads Bible Church. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

Yunseo Kim, president of the Los Alamos High School Rotary Interact club, speaks at the start of the Meals of Hope food event Saturday sponsored by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. Also pictured is Rotarian Laura Gonzales, event planner. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

Los Alamos County Council Chairman Randall Ryti and council candidate Teresa Cull prepare soybeans for food packets at the Rotary Club of Los Alamos Meals of Hope event on Saturday. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

Cheryl Pongratz, center, and other volunteers check in Saturday morning at the Meals of Hope event. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

Los Alamos Deputy Chief of Police and immediate past Rotary club president, left, and Rotarian Greg Viola assemble boxes Saturday morning at the Meals of Hope event. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

Volunteers work on an assembly line to wrap food packages for The Food Depot in Santa Fe. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

Rotarian Brian Newnam places food packets in boxes for Meals of Hope. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

More volunteers at Saturday’s Meals of Hope event. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

Volunteers at Saturday’s Rotary Meals of Hope event. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

Volunteers at Saturday’s Rotary Meals of Hope event. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

Los Alamos County Council candidate James Wernicke helps out at the Meals of Hope event. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

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