The Marathon County Hunger Coalition an initiative of United Way of Marathon County received a donation from Wausau’s two Rotary clubs. The clubs have donated $6,336 dollars to purchase food for students in Edgar, Colby and Mosinee for weekend food packs.
The Rotary Club of Wausau and the Wausau Early Birds Rotary Club provided funds that were matched by a grant from Rotary District 6220, which covers a large portion of northeastern Wisconsin and the upper peninsula of Michigan. “Among Rotary International causes is to help women and children, and to help educate,” said Matt Rowe, Rotary Club of Wausau President. “Our donation is in line with both of those Rotary International goals.”
This donation is the second by the three Rotary organizations. Earlier in the year, the three donated $3,000 to the Hunger Coalition. The new donation will feed children on the weekends for ten weeks.
“Especially now during the pandemic, this food is important to those children,” said Dave Anderson, Wausau Early Birds Rotary Club President. “So many families have lost income due to job losses, and to be able to ensure a child eats right is absolutely the right thing to do.”
The Hunger Coalition will purchase food for the program from Edgar IGA, also supporting a Marathon County business during the pandemic.