Rotary club makes 5k donation to Hattiesburg fellowship center

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Thanks to a monetary donation, a Hattiesburg fellowship center will now be able to provide for more families.

The Hattiesburg Rotary Sunrise Club presented Edwards Street Fellowship Center with a check for $5,000.

The club hosted their annual 5k Run/Walk in April and chose to give this year's proceeds to the center. With the number of their food pantry clients going up in the summer, Edwards Street is thankful to receive the donation in July.

"During the summer we see a real slump in donations both of money and of donated canned goods so the timing of this donation from Sunrise Rotary really means a lot to us," said Edwards Street Fellowship Center Executive Director Ann McCullen. "Now we can go shopping, buy food in bulk and make it through the summer."

Edwards Street provides supplemental food to more than 1,000 Pine Belt households per month.

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