MEALS packaged, boxed, and destined to provide real Hope for the Hungry throughout dozens of local cities and towns. 

That’s the result of the months of Bedford and Concord Rotary Clubs’ Hope for the Hungry project planning. It all culminated on the morning of Saturday, April 27th, when 160 volunteers gathered at the Bedford campus of Middlesex Community College and put together more than 6,700 six-meal packages in only two hours. To put that in a bit more context, that’s almost 60 packages or almost 340 meals per minute.


But behind those numbers, as terrific as they are, there’s more. There’s the fantastic support of the administration and staff of our host venue, Middlesex Community College.  There’s the Meals of Hope crew whose expertise, guidance, and hard work before and throughout the packing event were crucial to our meeting our goal. There’s the enthusiasm and energy of all the volunteer meal-packers, mothers, fathers, children, students, and Rotarians from more than seven area clubs. And there are the many individuals who financially helped it happen.

Our goal has always been combatting food insecurity, internationally and now locally. This year’s effort brings our all-time meal-packing total to more than a half million.