DALEVILLE LIONS CLUB INVITES COMMUNITY TO FIGHT HUNGER
The Daleville Lions Club is inviting all community residents to donate non perishable food items from November 3-16 at locations throughout the city including the Water Department, Billy Adkins Community Center, Daleville Optical, Daleville Library, Builder’s Cash & Carry. This event is part of the “Relieving the Hunger” Campaign, a Lions global campaign that focuses on hunger and malnutrition. Lions everywhere share a common belief, “community is what we make it.” During the “Relieving the Hunger” campaign, Lions are fighting hunger in their communities, while raising awareness of this global problem. Nearly one billion people do not get enough food to be healthy. Recently, financial and economic crises have pushed more people into hunger, and many hunger relief organizations are finding it difficult to keep up with demand. “Organizing this project gives us a chance to help families in our community who don’t have enough to eat or can’t afford to buy nutritious food,” said Lion Claudia Wigglesworth event chairperson. The nonperishable food and funds collected from this drive will help to fill the shelves of the three Daleville community food pantries in time for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season. The three community food pantries feed over 200 people monthly. Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with 1.35 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in 206 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to sight preservation and community service throughout the world. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the Web site at www.lionsclubs.org. The Daleville Lions Club meets the first Monday of every month at 6:30 PM at Larry’s in Daleville.