The DM Rotary Club recently held a benefit concert at the Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley to support the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. The club sent donations totaling $2100 to help those who are food insecure during the pandemic. The club also donated 50 washable, reusable masks to the food bank.
The Community Food Bank serves the five southern counties of Arizona and has 8 locations, has 170 permanent staff & works with more than 250 partners, and currently serves more than 30,000 households, which has increased by more than 50 percent due to the pandemic. A number of these households being served have never had to utilize a food bank before the pandemic.
The fundraising event was led by Dove Mountain Rotary fundraising chairperson, Prudy Abeln. Abby Rosen, executive director of Community Food Bank spoke at the Gaslight event and described the extra need for food assistance resulting from COVID 19. The Dove Mountain Rotary club has had a long and continued relationship with the food bank.