More than 30 members of the Grand Rapids Rotary Club met at Second Harvest on Monday evening for what has become an annual volunteer event. After a meal and short meeting, the club members received an update on Second Harvest and the Itasca Holiday Program. Then they got to work sorting hundreds of donated toys into age and gender categories. Some of the Rotarians chose packing commodity boxes instead of toy sorting.
Second Harvest depends on volunteers to accomplish the huge effort that the Itasca Holiday Program demands. This Rotary Club has been volunteering for the Itasca Holiday Program since Second Harvest moved into the new building in 2002. In addition to the annual evening project, the club has been instrumental in providing traffic control for the Grand Rapids distribution day.