Rotary Club of Lake Elsinore donates $694 to H.O.P.E. food bank

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Volunteers gather as a check for $694 is awarded to Patti Londot, manager of Helping Our People in Elsinore food bank, by Rotary Club of Lake Elsinore members. “Service Above Self” is the Rotary motto. Valley News/Courtesy photo

LAKE ELSINORE – The Rotary Club of Lake Elsinore has taken advantage of an opportunity to assist the Helping Our People in Elsinore food bank by applying for a special COVID-19 grant awarded to the area’s Rotary District 5330 from the Rotary Foundation.

The grant of $25,000 was awarded to 36 clubs in the district to help with the COVID-19 crisis. On May 19, the Lake Elsinore Rotary Club presented a grant check for $694 to H.O.P.E. food bank.

Rachel Borg, president of Rotary Club of Lake Elsinore, said, “Our club contributes and participates in over 20 local and international programs to benefit the Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, Temescal Canyon and county areas, mostly focusing on seniors and on youth enrichment. The Rotary Club’s motto, ‘Service Above Self,’ engages all of our members in service activities daily. We have always supported H.O.P.E., and we recognize the value of their service to our community.”

The club also handed out face masks at H.O.P.E. food bank and at other locations in the area. Some were purchased with another grant, and others were assembled by Rotary members.

The Rotary Club of Lake Elsinore is temporarily meeting on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month on Zoom at 6 p.m. For information about Rotary programs, contact Rachel Borg at 951-719-9371 or administrative chair Mary Brown at 951-746-8364.

Submitted by Rotary Club of Lake Elsinore.