More than 150 volunteers came from San Antonio all the way to Georgetown to help the Rotary Club of San Marcos pack 15,000 meals on World Food Day, Saturday, October 16.
The event was held in the gymnasium of the First Lutheran Church on Holland Street in San Marcos. It was a partnership between Rotary and the international nonprofit Rise Against Hunger. The meals will be shipped to people in East Africa. Rotary also collected nonperishable food and cash donations for the Hays County Food Bank. There were many student volunteers from Texas State. Some are members of the Rotaract Club at the university. Others volunteered as a class service project. Rotarians from Kyle, Wimberley, New Braunfels and San Antonio also helped, as did members of local churches, veterans, Boy Scouts, and other groups. The project was funded by local donations and a District 5840 grant.