“Food From The Heart” Food Drive Success
26 members of the Middlebury Lions Club completed their annual “Food from the Heart” food drive on the Saturday before Easter. The food drive is conducted in support of the CVOEO and HOPE food shelves. Once again our community demonstrated their outstanding generosity by donating just over 2.5 tons of food in only 6 hours. One community resident filled an entire shopping cart with goods to donate. Other community members preferred to quietly donate cash in lieu of goods. The Middlebury Lions also added their own cash contribution; making a total cash gift of $2,000 to be shared between our Middlebury food pantries. Many thanks go out to our area grocers: Hannaford, Kinney Drugs, Middlebury Natural Foods CO-OP, Pratt's Store, and Shaw’s. Half of the goods were delivered to CVOEO that same day. “Thank you Middlebury Lions! 1,983 pounds of food gathered in food drive for our food shelf in Middlebury” says the CVOEO website alongside a photo of a huge pile of foods and smiling Lions. The remainder of the food was delivered to the HOPE food shelf on April 2nd.
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