Rotarians provide turkeys for holiday meals

ROTARY TURKEYS HOLD SPARTAN TURKEYS—Seriously, though, North Kent Service Center (NKSC) warehouse manager John Leale (left) and NKSC office manager Deb Slot (right) receive a generous donation of 116 D&W Fresh Market turkeys from the Rockford Rotary Club, represented by past president Dave Robach (center left) and current president Ramona Hinton (center right).

ROTARY TURKEYS HOLD SPARTAN TURKEYS—Seriously, though, North Kent Service Center (NKSC) warehouse manager John Leale (left) and NKSC office manager Deb Slot (right) receive a generous donation of 116 D&W Fresh Market turkeys from the Rockford Rotary Club, represented by past president Dave Robach (center left) and current president Ramona Hinton (center right).

Rockford’s Rotary Club approved spending $1,500 to help families in need in Kent County this holiday season. According to Sandy Waite, director of the North Kent Service Center, which provides assistance to those in financial difficulties, the center will give out over 2,000 dinners over Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.

Last week Wolverine World Wide helped make up meal packages, which, with the addition of the turkeys, will be complete and ready to go home with clients.

“We couldn’t have done this without the generous pricing by Spartan Foods/Rockford D&W Fresh Market. We are grateful to D&W butcher Jim Jackson’s help with this project,” said Rotary president Ramona Hinton.

“It is unbelievable how appreciative people are. We’ll help 2,000 families this holiday season over Thanksgiving and Christmas,” said Deb Slot, office manager at North Kent Service Center.

John Leale, warehouse manager for the center, said the need is greater than ever right now and the people of Rockford have always been very generous to those less fortunate.

The North Kent Service Center is receiving record high requests for aid. The center provides aid in the form of food, clothing and limited financial support, and helps with access to medical care and educational opportunities.

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