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Lions Club distributes 1,945 boxes of produce

For three hot hours last Saturday morning, July 11, the Donalsonville  Lions Club distributed 1,945 Farmers to Families Food Boxes to community residents in front of the historic fire station facility on Woolfork Avenue in downtown Donalsonville. David Maxwell, immediate past president of the club, said the motto of the Lions Club is “We Serve” and on this day this event served our community in a kind and compassionate way – 1,945 times. 

Collins Brothers Produce out of Forrest Park, Georgia delivered 24 palettes containing 80, 20-pound boxes of fresh produce. Each box contained potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, lettuce, cucumbers, oranges, apples, lemons and carrots.

The Farmers to Families Food Box program is a USDA partnership with farmers, food processors, distributors and non profit organizations to ensure that all Americans have access to the fresh and wholesome food they need during the COVID health emergency.

“The USDA sought out nonprofits across the country to help with the distribution, and Lions Clubs throughout the state and the country joined in the effort to help put boxes of healthy food in the hands of those in need. “

A big thank you goes out to Lions Club members and to everyone who helped to make the event the tremendous success it was. A special thank you is expressed to the Boy Scouts, and to David and Thomas Vines of SunSouth for providing the forklift and labor to unload the truck.

This food distribution event was truly a community effort and well received by all. Where there is a need, there is a Lion. We serve!

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