Demopolis Rotary raises more than $2,000 and 1,800 cans of food

In spite of the chilly temperatures Wednesday morning, a dozen members of the Demopolis Rotary Club met at the Demopolis Food Bank to deliver a record-breaking number of non-perishable items donated during its annual food drive.
Hunter Compton, co-chairman of the drive, said Rotarians and their partners collected 1,868 items of food and $2,000.16 during November.
“This should be the most canned goods AND money that we have raised in any one year to date,” he said.
The donations came from a Westside Elementary School competition among classes; DHS JROTC cadets helping Rotarians to encourage DHS football fans and shoppers at Vowell’s Fresh Market to donate, and generous contributions from St. Leo’s Catholic Church, First United Methodist Church, Bible Chapel, Parr’s Chevron, Malone’s Texaco, Langley Shell and Foster Farms.
Compton also thanked Batter Up for donating four wing parties for the winning classrooms at WES.
Through the first four years of Thanksgiving food collections, the Rotary Club has raised 7,368 canned goods and $6,500 to benefit the Food Bank.