Lions and businesses support local feeding scheme

2017-01-19 06:02
: =Jubilant members of Uitenhage Lions Club in partnership with Fuel on Wheels (non profit organisation) and the support of Entangled Freedom MCC during their visit to Innes Primary.  Lions Clubs from around the world were requested last week support a worldwide week campaign with the aim of relieving the hungry. This is all part of the Lions Club International’s celebration of its 100 years of service to communities.                       PHOTO: SUPPLIED

: =Jubilant members of Uitenhage Lions Club in partnership with Fuel on Wheels (non profit organisation) and the support of Entangled Freedom MCC during their visit to Innes Primary. Lions Clubs from around the world were requested last week support a worldwide week campaign with the aim of relieving the hungry. This is all part of the Lions Club International’s celebration of its 100 years of service to communities. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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Melvin Jones, a Chicago businessman, had an idea to bring together the talents, intelligence and drive of local businessmen to improve their communities. This idea proved to be most effective and for the past 100 years still is!

This businessman single-handedly brought about in the establishment of the Lions Clubs International (LCI) with the motto “Service Above Self”.

Lions Clubs from around the world last week were requested to support a worldwide week campaign with the aim of relieving the hungry.

“It is fact that nearly 800 million people go to bed hungry every night,” said Hein De Vrey, president of the Uitenhage Lions Club.

The local Lions Club in partnership with Fuel on Wheels (non profit organisation) and the support of Entangled Freedom MCC organised a feeding project at Innes Primary School.

“Innes does not receive a subsidy for their school feeding scheme. They have to raise funds on their own to be able feed approximately half of their 650 pupils,” said De Vrey.

“For Lions to be able to provide a service to the community we entirely rely on the community for their support.”

Donations of non-perishable food received from Bergsig Special School was used as the basis for the project. After the menus were finalized by Innes the balance of perishable foods was donated by Megasave Cash and Carry, Cuyler Butchery and Slabbert’s Butchery which contributed to the provision of approximately 560 meals.

“This project is a service to our community as part of the Lions Centennial Service Challenge to celebrate 100 years of service that has already impacted the lives of a 100 million people worldwide,” said Lion President Hein de Vrey.

  • All donations to assist the school with providing meals to their scholars can be referred to the principal Leslie Stander on 041 992 3821 (working hours). -Heilie Combrinck

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