City Lions collect two tons for food shelf
VERGENNES — The results are in: The Vergennes Lions Club’s 2016 Food from the Heart food drive on Feb. 13 brought in over 2,400 pounds of food and $489 in cash donations for the Bristol and Vergennes food shelves.
The Lions, stationed outside Champlain Discount Foods in Vergennes and the Shaw’s supermarkets in Bristol and Vergennes, asked shoppers to consider donating an item or two for the local food shelves. Their efforts yielded 60 boxes of food, which food shelf personnel said came at a good time, given that shelves were less than half full.
The Lions expressed their gratitude to the many area folks that donated food and cash to the drive. They also thanked the Vergennes Boy Scouts who helped by handing out “pink slips” with food shelf needs to Vergennes shoppers.
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