The New Hyde Park North Lions Club held their annual food drive at King Kullen in Garden City Park, on Saturday, Nov. 11, donating to 5 local food pantries.
Thanks to the generous customers of King Kullen, the Lions collected over of 41 boxes of non-perishable food (over 2,000 pounds), a $25 and $10 King Kullen gift cards, and $575 in monetary donations.
The Lions purchased pre-loaded King Kullen gift cards from the monetary donations collected, and those were given to the pantries to use to buy food that they most need to fill their shelves.
The New Hyde Park North Lions hold their annual food drive each November to help local pantries stock their shelves, as there are people who are facing hunger in the community.
Local food banks, shelters, and soup kitchens, perform a great service to the community at large, and they need the help of many hands to do this.
The New Hyde Park North Lions thank the patrons of King Kullen for their generosity and to the store, for allowing them the opportunity to perform this great service. It is hoped that this food drive raised awareness about hunger and may inspire others to take action.
The New Hyde Park North Lions Club continues their service year-round by collecting clothes and food and work together to raise funds through fund-raisers to help support the needy in the community, and numerous charitable organizations.