CSG Guest Speaker Rich Synek in the News

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


World Polio Day: October 24th Event in Syracuse with Mayor Ben Walsh






Join Rotary District 7150, representing 43 Rotary Clubs in CNY & the Mohawk Valley, and Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh in honoring World Polio Day. October 24th is the day that Rotarians and citizens around the world come together to learn more about the importance of eradicating this debilitating disease, the risks we are at until it’s completely gone and what it will take to accomplish eradication.

We are on the verge of completely eliminating a disease from the face of the earth, for the second time in human history. Rotary has been a leader in this effort for three decades, truly showing integrity in following through on their commitment to see this project through to completion. Partnering with other NGO’s and foundations like the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Rotary has helped raised billions of dollars, immunize billions of babies and take the number of new cases annually from 350,000 to just 18 this year.

At this event, a first in Syracuse, you will:
-hear from local survivors of polio
-participate in a panel discussion with Rotarians and experts in the health field
-enjoy light refreshments
-raise the End Polio Now flag in honor of World Polio Day as Mayor Ben Walsh make an official proclamation

We hope you will join us to learn more about a disease often forgotten in America and practically unknown to several generations. It is a preventable disease still devastating families elsewhere in the world and it can be eradicated!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
at The Atrium at Syracuse City Hall, 233 E Washington St.