The Chelmsford Rotary Club and over 100 student volunteers from Chelmsford High School teamed up after school on Tuesday April 7th to package 11,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now.  That organization was founded in 1998 and has provided 180 million meals in 65 countries.  This year 45 million meals have been provided and $9 million in donated vitamins and medical supplies have been distributed. Students set up the packaging stations, filled packages, sealed them and boxed them for shipment.  Each package contains rice, soy, a vegetable mix and a pack of vitamins and feeds six people.
     
The Rotary Club supports the Chelmsford schools in a variety of ways each year.  They provide 400 dictionaries to third graders.  They donate to both the Chelmsford High School Alumni Association's Scholarship Fund and the Town of Chelmsford Scholarship Fund.  They send sophomore students to the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) each year and they honor high school "Students of the Month" and "Students of the Year".  Those interested in club membership are invited to attend a meeting.  Meetings are held at the Chelmsford Radisson on Mondays at 12:15 p.m.