Veterans were able to stock up on free food and other items at the Syracuse Vet Center Thursday morning thanks to ‘Feed Our Vets’, a group dedicated to giving back to veterans.
The group provides free food to more than 25,000 veterans and their family members, adding up to more than 1 million pounds of food.
“We’re here to eliminate veteran hunger by one week every month. Free food every month is our way of saying thank you, you’re not forgotten,” Rich Synek, founder of Feed Our Vets, said.
The group was started in 2004, and now helps feed veterans in 39 states. Feed Our Vets comes to the Syracuse Vet Center once a month.
“This is very important. The vet center, it helps us out in multiple ways. Not even just the food – but being able to sit down and talk to somebody who has been through something,” said Edwin Wynn, a veteran.
In addition to hosting Feed Our Vets once a month, the Syracuse Vet Center also offers free counseling and legal services to veterans.
You can check out more info on Feed Our Vets here
The Earth Day Clean Up at the Costco in Township 5 for Saturday, April 27th from 10am-12pm has been cancelled due to bad weather.
We have a few service opportunities on the horizon and we need as much help as possible.
Next, we have a date for a joint service project with West Genesee students. Saturday, June 8th we are organizing a build for Sleep in Heavenly Peace. We will build up to 10 sets of bunk beds for children in CNY who don’t have a bed of their own. This will take place at West Genesee High School from 9am-12pm.
Also, save Tuesday, July 2nd for a trip to prepare and serve meals at the Samaritan Center. Details to follow.
President Brian Kesel
Our club recently heard a presentation from Bodie C. about childhood cancer and St. Baldrick’s Day. You can donate to the cause here: https://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/bodie
Bodie C. receives a check from the Camillus Solvay Geddes Rotary Club President Brian Kesel
Welcome to our new club members and our latest Paul Harris Fellow!
Club President Brian Kesel awards the Paul Harris Fellowship to Eric Larison
Brian welcomes new club member Lori Bulak
Brian welcomes new club member John Rittell