Many donate to food drive
AS PART of a national Mandela Day food collection collaboration between Pick n Pay and Food Forward SA, about 25 King William’s Town Lions members helped collect about 90 packets of non-perishable foods from the public.
The project began on Friday 13 and ended on Sunday.
According to Lions President, P J Mauer, the collected food has been used for food parcels, which will be distributed to people through welfare agencies, while some will also be allocated towards the monthly soup kitchen that the Lions manage in Breidbach.
The Lions worked around the clock to make the drive a success.
All collected food was taken to the Lions Den in King William’s Town, where it was packed into food parcels by Lions volunteers and Pick n Pay boss, Karel Terhoeven, on Monday.
“We thank the public for their tremendous support and also to Pick n Pay for allowing us the opportunity to be part of this initiative, which is for a very good cause,” Mauer said, thanking everyone who gave of their time to help.
FEEDING THE HUNGRY: KWT Lions president PJ Mauer at the counter at Pick n Pay, where the Mandela Day food collection started last week