On Dec. 2, members of Fidalgo Island Rotary volunteered to serve breakfast and cheer to members of the community at the Didgwalic Wellness Center on March's Point Road in Anacortes. A small group of FIR volunteers gathered outdoors (wearing masks) to serve breakfast to about 150 people, as well as donate coats and gift cards to the center. 
The breakfast was part of a yearlong project funded by a district grant and the club's community service committee. The first breakfast took place in January and was originally slated to take place quarterly throughout the year, but was delayed due to COVID concerns. We hope to serve breakfast a few more times before the grant runs out next year. 
As a Rotary Club, about 50 percent of our service projects take place right here on Fidalgo Island, in an effort to continually give back to our local community, including serving breakfast for patients at the Didgwalic Wellness Center. Every day, the center, run and supported by the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, provides integrated medical care and social services for approximately 250 community members facing mental health challenges and substance abuse disorders. Our club's provision of a hot meal, supplies and smiling faces will contribute to their success in treatment. 
Thanks to Moka Joe for providing a generous discount on hot food items, and of course all our club members who volunteered to serve food and provide support.