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Kiwanis Clubs Distribute Over 40,000 Pounds of Food; Over 1,400 Children Received Food

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BOONTON — Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town was among a number of North Jersey Kiwanis Clubs participating in distributing over 40,000 pounds to those in need on Saturday, May 15. Over 1,000 families with 1,426 children in eight towns received food containing fresh garden vegetables and other non-perishable items.

Over 1,000 families with 1,426 children in eight towns received food containing fresh garden vegetables and other non-perishable items

Joining in with Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town was Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany, Kiwanis Club of Greater Roxbury, Kiwanis Club of South Orange/Maplewood, and Kiwanis Club of Bridgewater.

“The USDA estimates that in 2018, about 774,860 people, including 219,760 children, in New Jersey were food insecure. That means one in 11 individuals (8.7%) and one in nine children (11.3%) live in homes without consistent access to adequate food for everyone to live healthy, active lives,” said Frank Cahill, Lt. Governor Kiwanis Division 9.

Volunteers from the community included Mountain Lakes Key Club members

“The economic damage wrought by mass layoffs and business closures is expected to persist long after vaccines become widely available and that means demand for food assistance will remain at the current high level for months or years to come,” said Nicolas Limanov, President Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town.

“These numbers have increased drastically with families struggling during the pandemic,” said Cain Pope, President of Kiwanis Club of Greater Roxbury.

Since the beginning of this service project starting in December, Kiwanis Clubs have distributed over 149,400 pounds of food, serving 3,755 families with a retail cost of over $375,000.  Kiwanis Club members either donated or raised funds to purchase the food to distribute to needy families during the pandemic.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.

To find information on Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town click here.

To find out information on the next Kiwanis Food Distribution click here.

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Frank Cahill
Frank Cahillhttps://www.frankcahill.com
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since January 1, 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town, and Chairman of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board. Owner of the Morris now app serving small business in Morris County.
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