Pam Martinez, Executive Director of Sauk Valley Foodbank (center), accepts the check for $3000 from Rock Falls Rotarians, Betty Clementz, Grant Chair, and Bob Sondgeroth, President, to support the purchase of the newest cooler to keep perishables from spoiling until distribution can take place. This cooler is 14' x 30' and accommodates 19 pallets of produce into it. The cost of this cooler was $73,000 in June, 2023.
The distribution of food as of 8/26/2023 has reached 15,214 families; total families served in whole year of 2022 was 15,818.
Saturday morning give-away is a drive-through from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.; no ID is required. Clients must be in parking lot by noon to receive food items. Rock Falls Rotary wrote the matching grant with Rotary District 6420 to provide this much needed service to our community to provide fresh produce through the foodbank to those in need.