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Posted on: November 10, 2018

Holiday food drive a huge success!

Holiday Food Drive volunteers stand together at the River Grove Food Pantry

As part of this year's Community Holiday Food Drive, a huge group of local volunteers recently came together to collect donations to benefit our Food Pantry. The group included Lions Club members, River Grove Cub Scout Pack 144, local students and volunteers. It was a tremendous success.

"The River Grove Lions Club is very grateful to those that came out to volunteer for our First Annual River Grove Lions Club Myron Legg Holiday Food Drive," said Lion Tracy Aller. "A big thank you to our Lions members and to those students from River Grove School, Rhodes School, Leyden High School, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts as well as other members of the community who came out to assist with this worthy project. Because of their help, it was a great success. River Grove residents are the best!"

The effort included asking residents to donate food items and non-perishables by placing them in the blue bags that were recently dropped off at hundreds of River Grove homes. Volunteers then spread out across town to pick up these bags full of essential items that will ultimately benefit our local families in need. The food drive was named in honor of Myron Legg, a longtime local business owner, community member and friend to many who passed away earlier this year. 

"A big thank you to the River Grove Lions and Boy Scout Troop 144," said Mayor Dave Guerin. "It is because of great organizations like these and the residents of River Grove that we are able to keep our pantry shelves full."

(Photo courtesy of Lion Ron Schammert)

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