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Rotary Food Drive for WARM

Food Drive is partnership between Rotary, WARM, Kroger

The Rotary Club of Westerville annually conducts the Rotary WARM Holiday Food Drive to benefit the local food pantry of the Westerville Area Resource Ministry (WARM). The Holiday Food Drive began in 2003, launched by our affiliated Rotaract Club at Otterbein University, when the Rotaract Club was led by sophomore Chris Blackburn, son of that year’s Rotary Club of Westerville President Tom Blackburn. 

Drive 2020The Rotary Club of Westerville Sunrise has become a partner in this event and Kroger since its inception has been the drive’s major sponsor.


The food drive takes place in neighborhoods across Westerville. Volunteers are sought to be Team Captains, Drivers and Runners.

Details of the 2021 Rotary WARM Holiday Food Drive have just been released.

The drive seeks to reach 18,000 homes this year, a 4,000-home increase from 2020). So more Team Captains than ever are needed.

The 2021 timeline has been set as follows:

  • Team Captain training: to be completed remotely (1-2 weeks prior, TBD)
  • Team Captain’s pick-up of bags and materials: Nov. 18–24 (times TBD) 
  • Empty bag drop-offs at neighborhood homes: Nov. 26–Nov 29 
  • Filled bag pick-ups in neighborhoods (official Rotary WARM HFD day): Dec. 4 (8:30am–noon) 

WARM Contact:

Nicole Inboden
At WARM: 614-899-0196, ext. 220
Cell: 720-690-4196

Club Contact:

Please reply to Nicole or Rotary Club of Westerville Food Drive Committee Chairman Dan Stanley at to advise them if you would like to volunteer, be a Team Captain again for your previous neighborhood or select a new neighborhood. Response requested by Oct. 30.

Visit the WARM website

Visit the Westerville Sunrise Rotary website

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Coming Events

Regular Lunch Meeting March 7
Speaker: Students of the Month
Topic: Introduction of our Students of the Month and their presentations
March 7th 2024 12:00 pm
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Regular Lunch Meeting March 14th
Speaker: Jessica Rudolph CEO & Founder of My Very Own Blanket
Topic: My Very Own Blanket. As a club, we will be tying blankets at our meeting on March 14th.
March 14th 2024 12:00 pm
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Regular Lunch Meeting March 21
Speaker: Rrick Bannister & Molly Woodruff
Topic: Neighborhood Bridges
March 21st 2024 12:00 pm
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Regular Lunch Meeting March 28
Speaker: Mark Somerson Managing Editor of Columbus Business First
Topic: Business update for metropolitan Columbus
March 28th 2024 12:00 pm
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Videos about the history of the WARM Rotary Holiday Food Drive

Contact Us

Rotary Club of Westerville
P.O. Box 595
Westerville, OH  43086-0595

Where We Meet:
The Medallion Club
5000 Club Drive
Westerville, Ohio 43082

Thursdays at noon (with Occasional off-site, evening socials)



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