Community Projects

The Glendora Rotary Club and First Christian Church Team Up to Donate to The Shepherd’s Pantry This Valentine’s Day.

This year, the two organizations combined Rotary District 5300 & 5330’s service project where food banks across Southern California to Nevada will Receive Food Donations from Local Rotary Clubs and the annual program, Souper Bowl of Caring, First Christian Church regularly participates in.

Over one hundred food banks from the Los Angeles area, San Bernardino County, and Riverside Counties to Clark County, Nevada, received food donations from over one hundred local Rotary clubs on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2022.

The Glendora Rotary Club was tasked with selecting a food bank in our area, coordinating with the food bank’s needs, and then collecting food and monetary donations. The Glendora Club partnered with First Christian Church in Glendora to help support the Shepherd’s Pantry located at 657 E. Arrow Highway in Glendora.

“Many food banks report a decline in food supplies after Thanksgiving and Christmas, and we as Rotarians are showing our ‘love’ for our communities by restocking the food pantries,” said Rotary International District 5300 Governor Elizabeth McDonough Barry. All participating clubs will be making their respective food distributions by 2:00 p.m. to the local food banks. “We as Rotarians are always looking for ways to serve our communities, and this is just one of the many projects we support,” said Rotary International District 5330 Governor, Dan Goodrich.” When our club heard about our District’s service project, we jumped on board to help the Shepherd’s Pantry because we want to help those in need,” said Christine Smith, President of the Glendora Rotary Club.  

Through this year’s combined efforts, Rotarians from the Glendora Rotary Club and the congregation of First Christian Church donated over $7,000 along with food collected to the Glendora based Shepherd’s Pantry.   

More information about the Shepherd’s Pantry can be found at or by contacting their Executive Director, Jhoana Hirasuna at 626-852-7630. The Shepherd’s Pantry’s mission is to provide food, resources, and services from a faith-based perspective to those in need. They value the dignity of all individuals and strive to promote their independence.

For over 30 years, the Souper Bowl of Caring movement has been inspiring people across the nation to tackle hunger in their local communities. For more information, please visit

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