As of the Splash deadline in April, food donations to Reach Out Sun Lakes (ROSL) from generous Sun Lakes residents have totaled nearly a ton of foodstuffs so far this year, and the April collections are still coming in. We will report those totals in next month’s Splash.
As a reminder to those who already know us, but particularly to those who may be new in the community and do not, any Sun Lakes resident may contribute at established pickup points sponsored by the Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge Club and the Sun Lakes Democratic Club. Membership in these clubs is not a criterion. In fact, many individual donors show up at these club-sponsored pickups from all over Sun Lakes.
The Bridge Club pickup takes place at Risen Savior Lutheran Church on Alma School Road on the first Monday of each month from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., and the Sun Lakes Democratic Club accepts contributions on the second Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Sun Lakes Country Club (SLCC).
For those who cannot make it to the formal pickup locations at specific times, a collection point is also open during normal business hours at the SLCC clubhouse for people who cannot make their drop-offs at the regular time(s).
Several Sun Lakes religious organizations also contribute regularly. Among them are the Sun Lakes Jewish Community and Unity of Sun Lakes.
We invite you to join us; we are still actively seeking additional volunteers to spend several hours a month helping to handle the collections at our donation locations and assisting with other tasks related to deliveries to the food bank, program bookkeeping, etc.
The food bank itself, located at 1368 Arizona Avenue in Chandler, also needs volunteers on a regular basis. If interested, please call 480-857-2296 and join the many Sun Lakers who already donate time and effort to this worthy cause.
For information, to arrange for your organization’s support of this worthwhile program or to volunteer as a collector, please contact Ellen Engel at 480-802-0425 or send an email to Rosellen10@live.com.