BOONTON — Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town will be holding a free food distribution on Saturday, May 15.
The goal of the effort, taking place from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Boonton High School, 306 Lathrop Ave, Boonton, is to help relieve “the financial strain put on families during this pandemic,” said Nicolas Limanov, Club President. This event is sponsored by Kohut and Sons Landscaping.
They will be distributing over 100 boxes containing up to 45 pounds of canned food, fresh produce, and groceries. Kiwanis Club will be purchasing 40,000 pounds of food to be distributed throughout the area. Kiwanis Club raises funds to purchase the food.
“Our food distribution for the needy is focused on sustaining good nutrition, health, and -most of all – human dignity by providing a means for the individual to meet their full potential and to silence the pain hunger brings,” said New Jersey Kiwanis District 9 Lt. Gov. Frank Cahill.
At the food give-away, recipients will stay in their cars. “Drive up, and we will put the food right in the vehicle,” said Limanov, noting that all recipients will be required to register in advance to make sure we have a sufficient supply of food. Register at www.kiwanishelps.org.
Other area Kiwanis Clubs will also join in on the food distribution. Other locations include Parsippany, Roxbury, Rockaway, Dover, Jefferson, South Orange, Maplewood, and Bridgewater.
“This process helps ensure the continued health and safety of our volunteers and makes the entire process efficient and effective during the distribution of food.”
Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town is made up of volunteers and does not have a paid staff. The members “are committed to providing an efficient and effective system for distributing food to alleviate hunger in our community, one family at a time,” said Cahill
The organization wants “to ensure that all children have the opportunity to lead healthy, successful lives,” Limanov said its members “believe that by helping one child,” you help the world.
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