Many donate to food drive

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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.

Pic­ture: SUP­PLIED

FEED­ING THE HUN­GRY: KWT Lions pres­i­dent PJ Mauer at the counter at Pick n Pay, where the Man­dela Day food col­lec­tion started last week

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