Sixty families in Hays are receiving nutritious, easy to cook meals through the Community Assistance Center due to the efforts of the Rotary Club of Hays. This project is a part of a coordinated effort of Rotary clubs across Kansas and the panhandle of Oklahoma to distribute food to over 6,300 families during this time of food insecurity, job loss, and pandemic worries.


Rotary International President Mark Maloney recently posted "Rotary offers something no other organization can match – an existing infrastructure which allows people from all over the world to connect in a spirit of service and peace." Rotary was able to capitalize on its existing infrastructure throughout Kansas and Oklahoma to provide food to people who need food at this challenging time. The Rotary Club of Hays, along with 59 other clubs, are partnering with local food distribution agencies to deliver 3,600 boxes of ready-to-cook meals. Each box includes seven meals with each meal serving six people. The positive outcome is that a family can be ensured to have nutritious food for at least one meal per day for a week.


The Rotary Club of Hays is a group of community leaders who come together to serve others, help those in need, and make a lasting impact in the community. The Rotary Club of Hays was founded in 1923 and most recently has been involved in picking up trash through their 41st Street Cleanup project. Rotary International consists of over 1.2 million people worldwide having sustainable impact on ending Polio, bringing clean water to remote areas, helping to educate children, and promoting global peace.