The Rotary Clubs of Bedford and Concord have their sights set on Saturday, April 27th. That’s this year’s date for the clubs’ next meal packaging effort aimed at addressing food insecurity locally and beyond.

This year, we’re partnered with Meals of Hope, a nonprofit organization 501(c)(3) that is committed to bringing people together to fight the hunger epidemic. Originating in Southwest Florida, and now with its New England base in Chelmsford, Meals of Hope has packed more than 80 million meals that have been donated to communities across the country and in countries worldwide.

Also, this year, we’re grateful to Middlesex Community College for welcoming us back to their campus, where many of our pre-pandemic meal packaging events were held. In their Campus Center cafeteria, packaging teams of more than 100 volunteer packagers will devote two hours on Saturday, April 27th, to preparing up to 50,000 meals.

Planning is underway, and there will be more to tell, so keep an eye on this website.