At its weekly lunch meeting on March 1, the of Madison presented a special recognition award to Chris Pappas of the and Luis Padilla of for their cooperation in the "Faces of Hunger" project.
Both restaurants agreed at the beginning of the project to place collection jars, known as Hunger Jars, at their cash registers. Thanks to the generosity of their customers, the response has been overwhelming: Neighbors helping neighbors, caring for those in need, and helping the less fortunate in difficult economic times.
During the period of September thru December, 2011 enough money was collected to send four checks in the amount of $500 each to the Community Soup Kitchen, Interfaith Food Pantry, Bridges Outreach, and the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Rotary said in a release.
The Faces of Hunger Project continues as the need for funding is greater than ever, Rotary said.