Phoenix, AZ - Arizona's 120 Rotary Clubs are employing their long-standing motto “Service Above Self” by undertaking an effort to pack 1 million meals for starving children around the world over the next year.

To date we have packed 237,965 but on Saturday, August 24th, we are planning to pack 250,000 meals at a Mega Meals Packing event from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, at the Salvation Army Headquarters at 27th Street and Van Buren. We need 1,250 volunteers.  So far we have just over 1,000 and are looking for more caring people to volunteer. If anyone is interested in joining us they can register by going on line to and follow the instructions.

Feed My Starving Children.  Founded in 1987, the Christian nonprofit provides complete nutritional meals for starving, malnourished and hungry people in nearly 70 countries.  “Our club has chosen several projects to celebrate our 100th anniversary,” said Joe Prewitt, the club’s Centennial Chairman.  “There are a number of great causes out there.  However, I am unaware of any project that can help so many, so effectively, for so little.  The cost of packaging and delivering this food is less than 25 ¢ a serving and provides enough nutrition to keep someone alive for one more day!”
The first Arizona Rotary club was chartered in 1914 and was the 100th Rotary club to be chartered in the world.  The service organization provides opportunities for business networking and the Rotary tradition of “service above self.”   More than 1.2 million business and professional leaders belong to more than 31,000 Rotary clubs located in 166 countries.  Rotarians collaborate to provide humanitarian assistance and build goodwill and peace throughout the world.
For more information, contact PHX Rotary 100  at or (602) 604-8221       
Or simply join us for lunch.  Phoenix Rotary 100 meets at 11:45 a.m. on Fridays at Phoenix Country Club.