The Sturbridge Rotary Club is hosting a Dinner Dance on Friday, June 1 at the Cohasse Country Club in Southbridge from 6 to 10 p.m. Proceeds from the Dinner Dance will benefit the Saint John Paul II Food Pantry located in Southbridge.
Established in 1991, the Food Pantry provides emergency food assistance to qualified residents of Southbridge and Sturbridge. An average of 400 families are served every month. That’s over 70 tons of food distributed annually in these two communities. While some food is supplied by the Worcester County Food Bank and by generous local grocery stores, the Food Pantry is dependent upon local financial contributions to continue serving those in need.
While this is the fifth year of hosting a Dinner Dance, Sturbridge Rotary has taken another step to further help the Food Pantry. They have partnered with Southbridge Rotary and created the Community Food Collaborative (CFC) located in Sturbridge. The CFC is a volunteer-based community garden growing fresh organic vegetables, all of which is being donated to the Food Pantry.
Sturbridge Rotary invites the public to demonstrate its commitment of helping to feed hungry people served by the Saint John Paul II Food Pantry. Besides serving a buffet dinner, there will be dancing to the music of Sunshine Entertainment with DJ Chris Hookie. Raffle prizes will also be available. How long has it been since you’ve danced, had a great meal, socialized, perhaps won a prize, and helped a great cause — all in one evening? Tickets are $50 per person or purchase a table of 8 for $350 and bring your friends. To purchase tickets, contact Austin Jenkins at 508-347-6511 or www.sturbridgerotary.org for information. Checks should be made payable to the Sturbridge Rotary Club.