Food for Struggling Families during the COVID-19 Crisis

Updated 05/01/2020 Paoli PA

Rotary Club of the Upper Main Line is helping during the COVID-19 crisis by collecting and donating grocery gift cards to struggling families who need food.

$1500 CHALLENGE GRANT: Our club is matching your donations dollar-for-dollar until our $1500 goal is met.

Donate Online

Groceries Gift Card for Food Pantry – $25 ea

To donate online:
1. Click the Add To Cart button,
2. Check the Quantity for # of gift cards you wish to donate.
3. Click the Checkout with PayPal button.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many families in our area who were already struggling are now facing lost jobs or reduced hours. Adding to the problem, due to safety concerns, hunger relief organizations are currently not able to host volunteers and community members to enter their facility for food distribution.

To help, in partnership with organizations like the Food Pantry at Good Samaritan Church in Paoli PA, and other non-profit community aid organizations, Rotary Club of the Upper Main Line is purchasing gift cards from area grocery stores. We are working with our partners to make sure these cards are distributed to community members in need, while minimizing physical contact that could spread COVID-19.

Challenge Grants: Our Rotary Club gave an initial $1400 Challenge Grant matching every donation dollar-for-dollar. Our first goal was met thanks to many generous supporters. But people are still out of work, and the needs have only gotten greater. We have issued a second Challenge Grant of $1500 which is now in progress.


You can make a difference for struggling families by donating online, or by sending gift cards.

Donate online for us to purchase grocery gift cards

To make a donation towards purchase of $25 grocery gift cards, use the Add To Cart button at the top of this page. Payments are processed by PayPal and will appear on your credit card statement as PAYPAL – UML ROTARY.

We keep no processing or handling fees — your donations are going 200% to purchase gift cards. How is it 200%? Because we’re matching every dollar you donate until we reach our goal!

Drop off a gift card

We’re grateful to take donations of gift cards from any grocery or convenience store, restaurant, pharmacy, or gas stations. Cards for Giant Foods are the most requested. If you have gift cards you’d like to donate, you can mail them to, or drop them off at:

Eadeh Enterprises
511 Old Lancaster Rd. Suite 8,
Berwyn PA 19312

Directions to Eadeh: Eadeh is located directly across from Handel’s Ice Cream. (Note that GPS directions may take you to the opposite end of the building, where Classic Man is located.)  The entrance to Eadeh is on the loading dock between Allstate and Berwyn Carpet. Gift cards can be dropped off in the orange lock box to the left of the door.

Questions? Contact us