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Fern Street Food Ministry Receives Surprise Boost from Rotary Club of West Hartford

Bennett Forrest (left) presents a check to Jacob Lee inside the food pantry at the Fern Street Unitarian Universalist Church. Courtesy photo

The Rotary Club of West Hartford surprised the long-running Fern Street Food Ministry with a donation.


On Dec. 10, Bennett Forrest, current Rotary Club of West Hartford president, visited the group of food programs at the Universalist Church of West Hartford – the Fern Street Food Ministry. It was a surprise of the Food Ministry to receive a donation of $3,000 to continue to fund their projects.

Jacob Lee, the coordinator, received the check in the Food Pantry storage room which was in process of being re-stocked for their upcoming Pantry event.

“It’s amazing to have partners like the Rotary Club that help us to keep going. Easing food insecurity in our communities takes a lot of volunteers and a lot of time. These donations help us to react to our shortages and what our clients want,” Lee said.

“This is what it is all about,” Bennett said about handing the donation to the Ministry. “Getting our fundraising to where it’s going to be the most useful.”

The Rotary Club of West Hartford has been helping to fund various programs in the area for years, and continues to see a need, even in West Hartford.

For more information on the Rotary Club visit their website.

For more information on the Fern Street Food Ministry visit the website.

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  • As a member of The West Hartford Rotary Club, I get tremendous satisfied from the charitable giving we are involved in. Not only do we contribute money, we also give our time and presence to West Hartford Days and so many more fun-filled events in West Hartford. We support international needs such as helping to cure Polio worldwide in cooperation with the Gates Foundation. We support clean water projects in South America and the Philippines. If you want to make good lifetime friends and do good in the world, please consider joining us.

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