Rotary pack, distribute 250 Blizzard Boxes |

Rotary pack, distribute 250 Blizzard Boxes

The Glenwood Springs Noon Rotary Club recently conducted its second annual Blizzard Box distribution.

Blizzard Boxes contain two shelf-stable meals designed to provide emergency meals to about 300 area residents, many of whom are senior citizens who requested the boxes.

Deb Stewart, director of Senior Programs for Colorado Mountain College, was instrumental in the organization of recipients and the ordering of the food products.

Created in 2003 by Rotarian Michelle Lefebvre, this program has proven to be very popular.

Members of the club gathered in the basement of American National Bank on Friday, Feb. 20, to assemble about 250 boxes, with the remainder of the supplies to be delivered in bulk to the Salvation Army.

Many of the boxes were delivered to the Sunrise and Rifle Rotary clubs for distribution throughout Garfield County. While some of the items were donated, the money used to purchase the food was funded by the Rotary Club Discount Card funds.

Rotary International is the world’s largest service organization of business and professional men and women. The motto of “Service Above Self” is evident in the many hours of donated time and money that allows the Rotary Club to provide this and many other services to deserving individuals locally and throughout the world.

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