Rotarians Against Hunger

Posted 03/05/12

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Rotarians Against Hunger hold food drive
The third annual Rotarians Against Hunger food drive will culminate on April 28, when 50,000 bags — enough food for 300,000 meals — will be packaged, boxed and readied for distribution throughout Western North Carolina and internationally.

The group is in the process of raising $45,000 for food and packaging.

The project is a partnership with Mission Children’s Hospital, Kids Against Hunger and MANNA FoodBank, with support from Thermo Fisher Scientific and Asheville-based artist Jonas Gerard.

Gerard has donated his painting “Primeval Virtue #5” to Rotarians Against Hunger to sell. The 40-inch-square acrylic on canvas has a retail value of $2,550. The painting is on display in the Grove Arcade and will be auctioned to the highest bidder through bids submitted at www.rotariansagainsthunger. org.

On April 28, 2012, more than 750 volunteers will gather to prepare and package an estimated 300,000 nutritious meals, 70 percent of which will be distributed in Western North Carolina, the rest through Rotary International.

Tax deductible donations may be made to Mission Healthcare Foundation, Attn: Rotarians Against Hunger, 980 Hendersonville Road, Suite C, Asheville, NC 28803, with a notation on the check that the funds are for Rotarians Against Hun

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