Kiwanis Club collects over 2,200 pounds of food for Parsippany Food Pantry

Tracey Peng, Lieutenant Governor of Division 20 at New Jersey District of Key Club International, Carol Tiesi, Lieutenant Governor District 9, and Frank Cahill, President Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany

PARSIPPANY — The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany with the assistance from Mountain Lakes High School Key Club, Parsippany High School Key Club, and Parsippany Hills High School Key Club teamed up and conducted a food drive at ShopRite, Parsippany on Sunday, November 24.

The team gathered eight overflowing shopping carts full of food for the Parsippany Food Pantry. That translates into about 2,200 pounds of food, worth approximately $3,600. In addition there was $340 in cash donations and $100 in gift cards.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany President Frank Cahill said “When I was sworn in as President in October, one of my initiatives is to work with the Key Club on their goal of collecting food for the needy. We started in Parsippany and will continue throughout next year and collect as much food as needed.” The Key Club is comprised of passionate, hard working high schoolers dedicated to serving their homes, schools, and communities. We strive to make the world a better place through service and caring.

New Jersey District Key Club 2019-2020 teamed up to galvanize awareness for hunger and poverty that are affecting our neighbors right here in New Jersey. You may not know it, but 1 in 8 people in New Jersey struggle with hunger – put that in the perspective of whichever school you attend, town in which you live, or activities in which you engage. Hunger is a very real problem, but often overlooked, so we are giving Key Clubbers opportunities to engage with their communities to make a difference.

The Parsippany Emergency Food Pantry is located at Parsippany Community Center, 1130 Knoll Road, Lake Hiawatha. For more information call (973) 263-7163. Their hours are Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany currently has 71 members. New members are always welcome. (Click here for more information on Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany). Kiwanis members dedicate more than 6 million volunteer hours and invest more than $100 million in service projects that strengthen communities and serve children every year. Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany ensures that all children have the opportunity to lead healthy, successful lives. They believe that by helping one child, you help the world.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany meets every Thursday at 7:15 a.m. at Empire Diner, 1315 Route 46. For more information on Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany click here.

Anyone interested in joining the new Kiwanis Club in Boonton, Boonton Township and Mountain Lakes, please contact Frank Cahill at (862) 213-2200.

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