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The Rotary Club of Capitol Hill is actively involved with a local food shelter in the Washington, D.C. area called Thrive DCOne of the services that Thrive DC provides is the "Two Meals per Day" program.  The members of the Rotary Club of Capitol Hill help with this program by "gleaning" at the White House Farmer's Market every Thursday afternoon from May to October.  The club members distribute gleaning bins to various vendors at the market.  The vendors then donate fresh food to Thrive DC that they deem edible, but unlike to last until the next market.  The club picks up the bins after the market close and delivers them to the Thrive DC kitchens.  The Thrive DC chefs use the fresh vegetables and fruits in that week's client menu.

Thrive DC works to prevent and end homelessness by providing vulnerable individuals with a comprehensive range of services to help stabilize their lives. The area organization also acts as the last available safety net for people facing economic crisis and housing instability while also providing the first step towards independence for people experiencing extended periods of homelessness.

 

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