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West Penn Lions help those in need

The West Penn Township Lions Club felt the need to assist those having a difficult time feeding their families.

As a club, it was decided to not only help those who need food but also to assist local businesses that are having a hard time selling their surplus.

The Lions contacted The Nesting Box, a family owned farm in Kempton. The Nesting Box has been distributing eggs from the Wind Crest farm in Berks County.

The Lions purchased 105 dozen eggs.

The Lions also purchased 100 loaves of bread from Boyers Food Market in Tamaqua, as well as 142 half gallons of milk from the Pocono Mountain Dairy Association, which has seen a decrease in the need for milk with the closure of schools and restaurants.

All items were delivered to the New Ringgold Food Bank located at Christ Church in McKeansburg. The food bank has seen an increase in the number of families it serves, and is expecting to see the number served go up quite a bit.

The West Penn Township Lions Club also donated $500 to the Tamaqua Salvation Army, which is currently providing food to local families.

Before the pandemic the Salvation Army would distribute food every other month; but currently they are providing food every two weeks as more and more families are faced with unemployment.

Abiding by our motto “We Serve,” West Penn Township Lions are pleased to be able to help those in need within our community.

West Penn Lions Stacey Lechleitner and Rebecca Neumoyer with the donation of 105 dozen eggs. The group also donated 100 loaves of bread purchased from Boyer's. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO