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Rotary Club of Rye Collects 1,000 Pounds of Food & 1,200 Products for Donation

The Rotary Club of Rye’s annual food drive collected more than 1,000 pounds of food (5 SUV loads) and 1,200 diapers and other personal hygiene products for community food pantries and feeding programs. Organizations that received food were Bread of Life Food Pantry in Rye, The Carver Center in Port Chester, The Don Bosco Community Center in Port Chester and My Sister’s Place in White Plains.

Rye residents and customers from the following bank branches participated:

Chase Bank – 73 Purchase Street, Rye, NY
Chase Bank – 302 Halstead Avenue, Harrison NY
Citibank – 120 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY
Customer’s Bank – 102 S. Ridge Street, Rye Brook, NY
Webster Bank – 72 Purchase Street, Rye, NY
First Republic Bank – 34 Popham Road, Scarsdale, NY

“Helping neighbors through The Rotary Club of Rye is a tradition dating back 61 years since the club was founded,” said Rita Tino, member of the Rye Rotary’ and local Rye attorney. “I find it so personally rewarding to help others who need a hand, especially at the holidays. I am so happy that this food and other products will help make a brighter Thanksgiving for those who are struggling financially this time of year.” She added, “I am glad to have been asked to coordinate the drive again this year.”

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