Like most clubs, the Rotary Club of San Antonio is adjusting to what it means to be a Rotarian during this pandemic.  Zoom Webinars have replaced in-person weekly meetings and virtual socials have replaced the happy hour.
It was during one of these virtual socials that the idea for the food distribution project at MLK Academy was born.  The social quickly turned from catching up to COVID and “how can we help.”   A planned service project at MLK Academy was delayed due to the virus.  Now an even greater need presented itself at the school – how to feed the students and their families.
Rotarians on the call reached out to MLK Academy and the Food Bank and arranged a food distribution day at the school.  On April 25, the Food Bank delivered 17 pallets containing 36,000 pounds of food. Fifty  Rotarians in masks and gloves and practicing social distancing sorted and delivered food to the trunks of 300 cars. The boxes contained enough food to feed a family of five.  1,500 people served in a matter of hours.  All because Rotarians never lose sight of the mission of Rotary – Service Above Self.