Members of Rotary Club Estoi Palace International and Re-Food Faro teamed up on March 28 to help fight hunger among underprivileged families in the area.
The volunteer work was undertaken as part of International Week of Service, which was held from March 25 to 31. Rotary service clubs around the world were encouraged to partner together to make a bigger impact in their local communities.
The Algarve project was hosted at the Re-Food Operation Centre in Faro after members of both associations jointly collected food from partner restaurants. They then re-packed the meals into various sized boxes, ready for families to collect.
It was not the first time that both associations came together. In 2016, the Rotary Club participated in the opening of the new Re-Food centre in the Algarve, and donated four refrigerators which help keep non-distributed meals refrigerated until the following day.
To learn more about the Rotary Club Estoi International Palace, email [email protected] The club meets each Tuesday for lunch at Estoi Palace Pousada.
Re-Food in Faro is always looking for volunteers to help distribute food to local families. A minimum of two hours per week is requested. Visit www.re-food.org