Source: Rotary Club of Greater Dandenong and Endeavour Hills
 
 The Rotary Club of Greater Dandenong and Endeavour Hills assisted Rotarian Graeme Peters, the Vicar at St James  Anglican Church in Dandenong, along with church parishioners and Dandenong Police to serve over 100 hot meals to the disadvantaged each Monday during lockdown in 2020.
 
 Throughout COVID 19’s second wave, there was a steady increase in meals served to the homeless and disadvantaged at  St. James  Anglican Church. The Club provided swags and blankets to the church for people sleeping rough.

Leanne Byron, the Club Community Director, believes Rotary needs to be actively helping the community, not just in good times, but also during tough times. The Club organised a monthly dinner service for the disadvantaged at Cornerstone who also do amazing work for those in need in Dandenong.
 
Approximately 30% of Cornerstone’s clients are homeless, as well as asylum seekers, migrants and international students with little or no income.
 
In addition, the Club provided groceries for food parcels at the Greater Dandenong based charity, Springvale Benevolent Society. Throughout COVID 19, fresh produce and grocery boxes were provided to needy families.
 
Before Christmas, the Club provided food vouchers and Christmas packages to more than 100 families in need, serviced by the Springvale Benevolent Society.
 
President Kam Pow believes that the impact of Rotary helping in the local community during these difficult times has created membership interest with more than 4 people wanting to help support the Club’s community activities.