The Rye Rotary Club conducted its annual food and diaper drive throughout the month of November. This weekend, the drive concluded – yielding more than 1,000 pounds of non-perishable food items to help stock pantries for several local non-profit organizations. They also collected approximately 1,200 disposable diapers to distribute. The non-perishables were delivered this weekend. Organizations that benefitted include Bread of Life and The Carver Center. Rita Tino, Esq., a Rye attorney and Rotary Board Member coordinated the drive once again this year. “The drive is so important because it helps fill pantries in our area during the holidays. With the high prices of food and diapers this year the help for many families was critical,” she added. “Food items collected included oatmeal, cereals, peanut butter, soup, pasta, rice and tuna.” Ms. Tino thanked those who helped coordinate the month-long effort and collect the food and diapers, specifically, Rye Rotary Members, The Blind Brook Teachers Association and the Rye branches of Chase, Citibank and Webster Banks that served as collection sites. The Rye Rotary will now continue to collect personal care items (shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant and diapers) for My Sister’s Place. If you would like to contribute items to this effort, you can contact Rita Tino at (914) 967-1001.