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West Hartford’s Rotarians Work to End Hunger around the Globe

Rotarians and Rotaract Club members create meal packages for families. Courtesy photo

Members of the Rotary Club of West Hartford recently helped package 10,000 meals for distribution.


On Saturday, Sept. 28, members of the Rotary Club of West Hartford celebrated the launch of the Rotaract Club at the University of Hartford by joining forces on a very special project. 

Together, the Club members packaged 10,000 meals which will be distributed internationally to people in need. 

“We are grateful to the Village for Families and Children, which generously allowed us to use their space to create an assembly line for our inaugural meal prep project, and to our event co-chairs, Bob Jaekle and April McBroom,” said Rotary Club of West Hartford President Bennett Forrest. “We are thrilled that the University of Hartford now has a Rotaract Club, and that they chose to mark their inception with such a meaningful demonstration of service. 

Hunger is one of the world’s most pressing challenges, and it felt good to take a step toward making a difference,” Forrest said. 

Rotaract clubs bring together people ages 18-30 to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service. 

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