Posted by Andreas Runggatscher
Coronavirus and the Food Supply
This week’s virtual luncheon of the RCNY in 2020 took place on Zoom on April 23. Our guest speakers were Daniel Diaz and John Botti of East Side House Settlement and Sean Thomas of #InMyScrubs.
        report inside.

Report of the Week – Meeting of April 23
by Andreas Runggatscher

 
This week’s virtual luncheon of the Rotary Club of New York in 2020 took place on Zoom on April 23, 2020. The first guest speaker was Daniel Diaz, Executive Director of East Side House Settlement (ESH), a long-standing organization that provides educational and career support to disadvantaged communities. Daniel Diaz and John Botti presented on a Rotary-sponsored project to address the stark juxtaposition of American farmers having their vegetable crops go to waste due to supply chain disruption and economic collapse, while other Americans especially those supported by ESH are on the brink of starvation due to food banks being overwhelmed and undersupplied.

John Botti spoke about the challenges of supplying and scaling up food supplies for disadvantages families, especially with 20 tons of rice.

Bolor Erdene-Tumurchudur presented Sean Thomas, who is the Co-Founder of the #InMyScrubs campaign to feed the hospital workers, help local restaurants, and drive awareness for social distancing. 14,000 meals have been deployed to hospitals off the back of $110,000 raised. #InMyScrubs is expanding their sponsorship with corporate partners such as Wix to scale their impact.

Ariele Chou, President of the Rotary Club of Taipei, presented the pianist Sherry Shieh to discuss a potential concert fundraiser for COVID-19.

For any and all who desire to either directly support or volunteer with the presented charities please reach out with your proposals and suggestions to:
    Andreas Runggatscher executivedirector@nyrotary.org
    Daniel Diaz ddiaz@eastsitehouse.org
    John Botti jbotti26@yahoo.com
    Sean Thomas spt@jump450.com
Also if you need any contacts pertaining to the participants on today’s call contact Andreas Runggatscher directly.

 

Visit East Side House Settlement: www.eastsidehouse.org

Visit #InMyScrubs:   www.inmyscrubs.com

 

 
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