The Rotary Club of Downtown Macon's Feed 100+ Families service project began in 2005 as a celebration of the Centennial Anniversary of Rotary.
Each November, members of the Rotary Clubs of Macon sponsor Thanksgiving meal boxes for more than 100 families. Local schools and nonprofits identify families who will benefit from the Thanksgiving meal. The hens and turkeys are generously provided by the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank. Rotarians shop for food items to round out a delicious Thanksgiving meal. Students from the Wesleyan College's Lane Center for Service and Leadership call families to verify phone numbers and addresses and coordinate Saturday delivery of the Thanksgiving meal boxes. Then, the Rotarians get to deliver the meals to the individual families.
Lynn Lavery, a member of the Rotary Club of Downtown Macon said, “For the past four years, my coworker, Renae Rowley, and I have had the privilege of shopping for 20 families. However, delivering the food has meant the most. Nothing is a greater gift to one’s self than giving to others.”
This service project is just one way that local Rotarians practice the Rotary Motto of "Service Above Self."