Girdwood Rotary is honored to have been part of the recent fundraising effort for Bean's Cafe. The Anchorage Daily News published the following story on April 3rd, 2013.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A nonprofit group has donated money for a major piece of equipment for Bean's Cafe soup kitchen in Anchorage.

Bean's development director Ken Miller says the $17,000 convection steam oven will be formally dedicated Wednesday.

The Anchorage Rotary Hillside Club spearheaded the effort by local rotary clubs to donate the funds for the equipment in memory of Bean's late executive director Jim Crockett, who died suddenly of pneumonia n November.

At the time of his death, Crockett also was president of the Gateway Rotary Club in east Anchorage.

Bean's began feeding needy Anchorage residents in 1979 and now serves more than 800 meals a day.

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