In conjunction with Kids Against Hunger, delegates to the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) packed meals in support of our Phoenix Rotary 100’s Million Meals Campaign. This project took place Sunday, January 19th at Camp Pinerock in Prescott. The effort, benefiting Feed My Starving Children and the Yavapai County Food Bank will receive thousands of meals.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership development program run by Rotary. While participants can be any age, most events focus on secondary school students, university students, or young professionals. RYLA events seek to build leadership fundamentals, communication skills and global citizenship.
As a part of Phoenix Rotary 100s centennial celebrations, the club led an effort of Arizona’s 120 Rotary clubs to pack 1 million meals for starving children around the world over the next year.
The cost of packaging and delivering this food is less than 25¢ a serving and provides enough nutrition to keep someone alive for one more day. Founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children is a Christian nonprofit which provides complete nutritional meals for starving, malnourished and hungry people in nearly 70 countries around the world.
Phoenix Rotary 100 was chartered in 1914 and is Arizona’s oldest and largest Rotary Club. The service organization provides opportunities for business networking and the Rotary tradition of “service above self.” More than 1.2 million business and professional leaders belong to more than 31,000 Rotary clubs located in 166 countries. Rotarians collaborate to provide humanitarian assistance and build goodwill and peace throughout the world.