By George!  It’s Lunch Time!

Your donations and Auction dollars at work!

Our Cataraqui-Kingston Rotary Club has a lengthy history with Lunch by George in Kingston.  Through our Local Grants program, we have supported Lunch by George on an annual basis since 2011.  In addition to the funding, many Rotarians have volunteered in the food preparation and serving under the capable direction (for 33 years!) of Coordinator Jennifer Hurd.  On special occasions, such as the Christmas Lunch, Rotarians are out in numbers helping to make the day a joyful experience for the vulnerable members in our community.  For years, a team of Rotarians have cooked and carved the turkeys, while others have helped prepare the the trimmings and decorated the tables.  See photos in link:  Christmas Turkey Carving for Lunch by George

Of course, the pandemic introduced a number of challenges, most notably the prohibition of in-person dining.  But Lunch by George soon adapted to a takeout program which continued to provide a steady supply of nutritious and appetizing meals every week day, without compromising the quality and variety of the lunches served.  Just take a look at a sampling of lunches served during the pandemic!  See photos in link:  Lunch(es) by George!

The Cataraqui-Kingston Rotary Club is proud to be an ongoing supporter of Lunch By George.  We are but one part of many individuals, businesses, and charitable organizations who make this support possible.  Donations are always welcome, as the need is always great.

And don’t forget, your participation in our annual Community Auction as a Donor, a Bidder, or a Sponsor will also support Lunch by George!

Kingston Youth Going FARther on Pathways to Education! 

Rotary is assisting vulnerable youth in their transition from high school to post secondary pursuits.

Thanks to a $140,000 Rotary Global Grant initiated by the Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston, high school graduates of the Pathways to Education Program will now have greater access to ongoing support through the new Rotary FAR Project as they move on to post-secondary education and meaningful employment!