Get ready to help

Lions pre­pare for an­nual food bank col­lec­tion drive

Manawatu Guardian - - FRONT PAGE - By MERANIA KARAURIA

It takes a vil­lage to feed a fam­ily, and that's what the Mid­dle Dis­tricts Lions Club has been do­ing for the past 27 years.

On Satur­day Novem­ber 24 the MD Lions Club, Methodist So­cial Ser­vices, Sal­va­tion Army and NZME will be out in force with other groups, on the Palmer­ston North streets in the an­nual Food Bank Drive.

The col­lec­tors will be start­ing the col­lec­tion on your street at 4pm.

Last week­end the MD Lions Club mem­bers dis­trib­uted bags sup­plied by Broad­way Ra­di­ol­ogy for your do­nated food items.

Mem­ber Phil Belk says if you do not re­ceive a bag, any bag will do, and if you miss the col­lec­tors on Novem­ber 24, please drop your food items to the Sal­va­tion Army on Church St.

MD Lions Club pres­i­dent Dave Heald says non per­ish­able items are pre­ferred be­cause they have a shelf life, but “other than that any­thing goes”.

“We get toi­letries too, but if fruit and veges and bread come in, we can soon find a home.”

Pre­par­ing for the Food Bank drive are Mid­dle Dis­tricts Lions Club mem­bers, Phil Belk, pres­i­dent Dave Heald, Methodist So­cial Ser­vices gen­eral man­ager Kim Penny, Kevin Kel­li­her, Don Brown, War­ren Rickard and Sal­va­tion Army com­mu­nity min­istry’s man­ager Rik Te­tau.

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