In West Hartford, Fern Street Food Pantry receives $3,000 gift from Rotarians

Bennett Forrest, Rotary Club of West Hartford president, left, presents Jacob Lee, coordinator for the Fern Street Food Ministry, a check for $3,000 to help with expenses for Fern Street Food Ministry.

WEST HARTFORD — 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 to the surprise of the Food Ministry to receive a donation of $3,000 to continue to fund ITS 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,” Jacob 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.

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