Montville Lions Help to Feed the Neediest [With VIDEO]

The three Montville Lions Clubs band together with Tri-Town to deliver 1,500 pounds of food to pantry. Patch stories get the ball rolling!


And the giving continues in Montville.

The Lions of Montville -- Montville Mohegan-Pequot Lions, Montville Lions and Eastern Connecticut Asian and American Lions -- working in cooperation with Tri-Town Foods delivered three pickup-truckloads of foods, from canned goods to meats, Friday to the Montville Social Services Food Pantry. Totaling more than 1,500 pounds and valued at $2,500, the donation was made possible through a disaster relief grant from Lions Clubs International Foundation. 

And it could not have come at a better time. Robin Washington, of social services said since Hurricane Sandy "wiped us out" and with dozens of new families registered in the last month alone, the food in the pantry "goes out right after it comes in." 

"I can't tell you how many people come in here and say they saw the stories (about the need for food) on Patch, so thank you for that because I don't know what we would do without the incredible generosity of Montville (residents)," Washington said. 

Rich and Debbie Goldman of the Montville Lions Club have been coming to the food bank regularly.

"We read about (the need for food) in Patch back in June," Debbie said.  She said she and her husband approached the membership and the club decided to commit at least $200 a month for food for the pantry.

"Nobody in the U.S. should go hungry. Nobody," Debbie said. 

Ellen Hillman November 17, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Debbie is so right no one should go hungry in this country but the fact is more than 1/3 of us children go hungry at least one meal a day and not by choice. It is sad that our kids are hungry. If it takes a village to raise a child then the village is failing if they let that child go hungry.
Ellen Hillman November 17, 2012 at 11:03 PM
Food for thought: The implications are huge. "Hunger can fundamentally alter the trajectory of a child's life," says Vicki Escarra, president and CEO of Feeding America. "Research shows that children who experience hunger face significant stress and challenges that can have a lasting effect on their physical, cognitive and behavioral development." http://www.dailyfinance.com/2011/08/25/where-americas-children-are-going-hungry/
Nancy Tucker November 18, 2012 at 01:39 PM
The need is EVERYDAY, not just after a disaster or during the holidays. The Montville Food Pantry is a wonderful place; from the volunteers that work there to filling a need in town. Everyone should experience the satisfaction of dropping off a donation there from a bag of groceries to boxes of them they are so thankful for all they get to continue to help families in need.


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