A new Rotary year has just begun. A new opportunity to make a difference.
“Serve to change lives” is the Rotary international theme for this year. A great theme for Rotarians who are “People of Action.” We know there is so much to do in the world to change the lives of so many people; – the hungry, the dispossessed, the refugees, those who have lost work because of COVID, people who have to walk miles for water each day, the homeless and so many more.
Our committee know we cannot help all of these people, but we know we can make a difference to those who live with malnutrition and food insecurity.
There are many wonderful groups who are helping to feed people. But that is a short term fix, which is why we use the Food Plants International database to prepare educational materials to help families, mainly women, to grow and prepare nutritious food for their families, which will enable them to have food security.
I HAVE A DREAM that for every water well or sky hydrant we place in communities, a garden is begun by the community in which it is placed. This will enable the community to have water and food security. For example – Your club could value add to your application for a Global Grant by adding us to your application, especially if you are placing it beside a school.
I know many clubs are still meeting by Zoom. We would love to speak to your club, district, or community group about our Action Group. All you have to do us ask.
Best wishes to you all for the New Year ahead. I know you will “serve to change lives “
Yours in Rotary
PDG Una Hobday OAM, PHF
Chair – Food Plant Solutions Rotary Action Group