This  year Brookline Rotary is pleased to partner with the Brookline Thrives in providing weekend meals to low income students in the Brookline schools.  In addition to providing funding, we have made a commitment to provide volunteer hours to fill and distribute the food packs.  To see what is needed and click for more.
Volunteer – Many volunteer shifts are available.
  • Bag packing on Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings. Click here to sign up.
  • Helping with Thursday deliveries of bags to schools. Click here to sign up.
  • Serving as a Thrives Liaison in schools on Fridays for about 1 hour in the mornings and/or afternoons (7:15-8:15am, 1:15-2:15pm).
  • Picking up and delivering food to the Thrives storage area (drivers with large vehicles needed).
For the 6th year in a row, Brookline Rotary has applied to and been awarded a Rotary District 7910 Grant to partner with another non-profit in Brookline to fill a local need.  This year, Rotary is working with Brookline Thrives, a project of the Brookline Emergency Food Pantry, to provide week-end meals to low income students in the Brookline schools.  As part of the grant, Rotary is providing funding for additional materials and supplies needed to expand this new program to additional primary schools in Brookline; volunteers to fill and distribute the packs; and assist in a search for a new vehicle to transport the finished backpacks.
Past district grants include:
  • Literacy grant to purchase computers for Brookline Housing Authority
  • Equipment for the MakerSpace at the Brookline Teen Center
  • Equipment and Supplies for Women and Girls Thriving in Brookline's garden, healthy meals program, domestic violence program
  • Outfitting rookie players for the Boston Renegades of the Beep Baseball League