Posted by Chris Davis on Jan 31, 2023
Rotarians Chris Bevilacqua, John Witzig, and Bob Arsenault load John’s truck after their meeting on January 26. 
During its annual January Food Drive, Ipswich-Rowley Rotary collected 1,368 pounds of much needed food items for The Open Door's Ipswich Community Food Pantry.  This total is 300 pounds, or about 30%, above what the club collected in 2022.  
Pressure on food pantries increased significantly during the pandemic, and that demand was accelerated even further by above average food price inflation during the past year.  "We are happy to partner with The Open Door to help our neighbors in need," said Chris Davis, Service Projects chair for Ipswich-Rowley Rotary.
The Rotary Club is grateful to our members, and to everyone, who donated so generously.  We also thank our community partner organizations for providing drop off locations which are so vital to the collection process.  This year’s collection partners were The Institution for Savings, Bank Gloucester, Brookline Bank, MAC Fitness, and the Ipswich Family YMCA.