Rotaract Prepares Meal Packaging Event to Stop Hunger, Looking for Volunteers

The Rotaract Club at Raritan Valley Community College and the non-profit organization Stop Hunger Now will host a meal-packaging event Friday, March 27 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. in RVCC’s Cafeteria. The meals will be sent to communities in West Africa affected by the Ebola outbreak.

Rotaract aims to recruit at least 80 volunteers to package 20,000 meals. A canned-food drive will also be held at the event, and the canned food will be sent to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County.

Rotaract hopes to raise $5,800 to package the 20,000 meals. The food, bags and boxes for each meal costs $0.29 cents to package.

Rotaract will raise money through bake sales and business donations. Several Rotary Clubs have promised donations and will volunteer at the event.

“The biggest concern for the club is not raising the money or packaging the meals, but instead to get students and non-students to volunteer,” said Darek Wojtowicz, Rotaract Club President. “This is a great opportunity for all to experience the reward of helping to stop hunger.”

Volunteers can sign up and donations can be made by visiting or emailing the author of this article at

Featured image caption: The Rotaract Club at Raritan Valley Community College at a bake sale raising funds for the food packaging event.

Steven Rudden
Staff Writer / The Record

Steven Rudden is a staff writer for The Record and the SGA Representative for the Rotaract Club at Raritan Valley Community College. He majors in Communication Studies at RVCC. He hopes to work at an international news organization that will give him the chance to travel.