What do you get when you take a delivery van and use it for more than a decade to deliver groceries around the Puget Sound to families with chronic food insecurity?
Almost 180,000 miles and a list of necessary repairs that just doesn't make any sense, that's what.
But the need for food never ends, so neither can the deliveries. That's why Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club teamed up with three other area clubs along with Rotary District 5030 on a $25,000 grant to help replace the van and keep those deliveries moving.
The replacement van Renewal Food Bank selected is a 2019 Chevrolet with just about 13,000 miles on it. It's clean, white, in great shape, and all lettered up with the Renewal logo and the Rotary logo as well. It should serve the food bank and the people of the east side for many years to come.
About Renewal Food Bank
Opened in 1988, Renewal Food Bank is a member of the Northwest Harvest and Food Lifeline hunger relief network. Despite an annual operating budget of less than $100,00 per year, the organization serves 300 families each week and has touched more than 500,000 lives.
About Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club and You
Since 1985, Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club has served Bellevue, the east side, and the world through our community service, projects, and giving. We're business leaders, young professionals, and ordinary people who partner together to increase the impact of our time, talent, and treasure. We're you. Come join us and learn more.