Springville Kiwanis Club helps 100s with food drive
On Dec. 13, citizens and friends of Springville gathered at the Springville Art Shop to provide service for children and families in need. Working with local churches and Nebo School District, the club identified 660 children that were part of 237 families in need. The club then worked to collect food and provide gift cards for those children and families.
The effort was spearheaded by the Kiwanis in partnership with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, the Boy Scouts of America, Springville High School, the Key Club and generous citi- zens and friends of Springville. To provide for these families, the Kiwanis Club spent considerable time organizing and bringing the various groups together to collect, sort and box the food.
There were several hundred citizens that came together to sort over 12,000 pounds of donated food in 305 boxes. There was over 1,150 service hours provided in this effort. Each family in need was given from one to three boxes of food depending on the size of the family.
Kiwanis has carried out fundraising efforts all year to support the Sub-forSanta program along with other worthy causes such as the Children’s Art Festival and High School Scholarship Program. Kiwanis has been very blessed this year by funds raised through its Scone Booth (during Art City Days), Sub-forSanta 5K and corporate donations. The club was able to meet its commitment to children of Springville and provide 660 Walmart gift cards (valued at $25 each) for each of the Springville children in need. These gift cards were provided to the children at the same time the food was delivered to the families.
The Kiwanis Club of Springville is blessed and honored to be an integral part of this great service project, to partner with the groups mentioned above, and to serve children and families of Springville. The club’s mission is to “Serve the Children of Springville.”
Volunteers sort and box food as part of the Springville Kiwanis Club’s food drive held on Dec. 13.