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Lions donate groceries for the needy

October 25, 2012
Daily Press

HERMANSVILLE - The Powers/Spalding Lions Club has donated over $500 in nonperishable groceries to the Food Pantry at the Hermansville Senior Center.

The Food Pantry shelves are mostly bare at this time of year and Pam Haluska, Senior Center assistant, stated, "There are more families in need this year."

The Food Pantry started over 20 years ago and provides help to Northern Menominee County families. Those who qualify can pick up a designated amount once a month on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon (CDT).

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Pam Haluska, Hermansville Senior Center assistant, (at left) accepts a welcomed donation of food for the center’s food pantry from Powers/Spalding Lions Club. Making the presentation are: Lions chairperson, Judy Butkovich-Malak; secretary, Richard Malak; and president, Doug Fazer (in the background).

Approximately 20 to 30 families are assisted each month with an increase in numbers expected due to the rising costs of fuel and food. Donations from the community help enormously, Haluska said.

Anyone able to assist the pantry can drop off their donations of dry goods or cash Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call Marlene Arduin, director of the Senior Center, at (906) 498-7735.



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