As part of a Puyallup Community program, Temporary Emergency Location (TEL) Meal Preparation program, Puyallup South Hill Rotarians prepared and delivered a dinner on May 21.

Tasty burritos for over 55 dinners were prepared and delivered by Elizabeth Abbgy. Tami Montevideo added a fresh green salad and dressings, and Kitty McGuane provided the dessert. Also assisting with the meal and supplies were Pam Marzano, Lori Marsh, Sally Pessein, Bobbi Stephens, and Karen Hansen.

Rotary TEAM Cares project

The preparation of this meal serving the hungry in our community was part of the Club’s Rotary TEAM Cares project was designed by Past President, Karen Hansen and coordinated by Club Service Chair Bobbi Stephens with the assistance of Rotarian Sally Pessein. The project, initiated to serve the community during the Pandemic, involved efforts from all Club members. Activities over the past several months included the preparation and delivery of a dinner at the end of April, sewing and delivery of over 200 masks to local health care offices and facilities, giving blood, collecting money to donate to provide food for local food banks and organizations, writing cards, and making phone calls offering assistance to local community members.

The Club also provided $2000 each to several local organizations including Communities in Schools, Helping Hand House, Mountain View Community Center, New Hope Resource Center, Puyallup Food Bank, and St. Francis House. In addition, the Board approved a donation of an additional $1,000 to the Graham South Hill Food Bank.

Through donations from individual Rotarians at weekly meetings, the Club also donated $1,885 to the Hands of Hope Food Pantry to assist in providing food to over 200 local Puyallup School District families and $125 in gift cards which were donated to the Salvation Army.

And the work goes on

Each month during the Pandemic, the Club will select another community organization in need of assistance through donations or volunteer efforts.

The Rotary TEAM Cares initiative is operated through the Puyallup South Hill Rotary Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization. Further information or questions may be directed to the Club by email