BOONTON — Over 100 Volunteers from Kiwanis Clubs in Northern New Jersey and local High School Key Clubs distributed food to area residents that are struggling from the effects of the pandemic.
On Saturday, February 13, volunteers of the Kiwanis Club of Roxbury, Kiwanis Club of Lenape Valley, Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town, Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany, and Kiwanis Club of South Orange/Maplewood raised the money to purchase and distribute the food into the hands of the needy.
“Today, I am proud to announce that Kiwanis Club volunteers have raised or donated enough money to distribute over 20,000 pounds of food in Roxbury, Parsippany, Netcong, Hopatcong, Boonton, South Orange, and Maplewood,“ said Kiwanis Lt., Governor Frank Cahill.
Make no mistake about it, people in our neighborhoods are in crisis. Food pantries are empty and warming shelters are full. Drug overdoses and suicides have increased as the lockdowns and partial closures drag on.
We are in crisis now and thousands more are pouring across our borders daily. The problems are clear except to those electing to turn a blind eye to them for their own personal gain.
“16 million American kids struggle with hunger each year. An estimated 48.8 million Americans, including 16.2 million children, live in households that lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis. As many as 1 in 4 kids could face hunger because of the coronavirus,” said Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town President Nicolas Limanov.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.
For more information on Tri-Town Kiwanis Club visit www.tri-townkiwanis.org or contact Nicolas Limanov at (917) 499-7299.