The Manchester-Essex Rotary Club supports the community in so many ways. At our meeting last Wednesday, November 8, we heard from Frank Freedman (second from right) from the Grace Center in Gloucester, MA and their ongoing mission to feed the homeless and needy in Gloucester.  To support their effort club members purchased personal items, including socks, underwear, toothbrushes, travel sized shampoo and toothpaste, that enable Grace Center participants to take utilize these items in while being mobile. Also pictured are Club president Tim Collins, and Club Community Action Committee members Deb Marcus and Jen Doane.
A standing service that the Club is honored to perform is monthly Monday evening meal service at the Beverly Baptist Church for anyone in need of a good solid meal.  Attendees look forward to our menu because we go to the effort to make truly great food - for example on our recent service on Halloween Eve we made baked haddock with a secret breading perfected by Meal Service Committee Chairman Chris Shea (pictured above third from right.)  And our Halloween themed sheet cake was a huge hit! 
So if helping those in need with hands on participation is something that appeals to you, please consider dropping in for a meeting and applying to join us!