The Coventry Lions Club, along with the help of the Owen J. Roberts Lion Cubs delivered Holiday Food Baskets to disadvantaged families in the school district.
A Couple of Lion Cubs from French Creek Prepare to Load Food Items into the Honorary Lions Club Delivery Truck
The club makes deliveries to the families in the O.J.R. District three times a year, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.
In keeping with a school-wide theme of “citizenship” the Lion Cubs enlists the help of the second grade classes in each of the five elementary schools. The schools hold a canned food drive for each of the three holidays. Each school chooses a holiday to hold their food drive. Each Drive lasts 10 days to three weeks. The food donations become part of the Coventry Lions Club food baskets.
The Lions Club currently obtains meats, fresh fruits and vegetables and other perishable items through the GIANT food store.
Each school’s counselors contacts disadvantaged families to offer them a food basket to help them out during the Holiday Season.
After the canned food is divided by the number of families (24 – 30) and family size ( 2 -10). The items are boxed and bagged then taken to the pick-up area in front of GIANT Food Market. The perishable food items are prepared by the GIANT store’s managers and employees. The canned items and fresh items are then separated into delivery areas.
Five to six delivery teams from the Lions Club picks up all the food items and make their deliveries to the waiting families in the school district’s different townships. Each route takes up to an hour for the delivery team to complete.