Lions Club

Middlebury Lions Club donates to food pantry

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Middlebury Lions Club members recently donated needed supplies to the Middlebury Food Pantry. Helping out were (left to right): Front – Heather Mauck, Janice Wilchewski, Sopheap Long, Amy Miller, and Jessica Lawrence. Back – Ben Miller, Kelly Schlabach, Nathaniel Bontrager, and Clinten Lawrence. 


With Christmas around the corner, the Middlebury Food Pantry receives a lot of food donations but lacks other items of necessity that are needed this time of year.

The Middlebury Lions Club contacted Pam Bingaman, who runs the local pantry, and asked what it was the pantry truly needed or what they were currently short of.

As a club, they collected items and monetary donations and fulfilled some of the needs for baby products, personal hygiene, and kid’s packs that contained seven or eight items ranging from fruit snacks to fruit cups, juice packs, cans of ravioli, and more.

In total, the Lions ended up with 50 kid’s packs, hundreds of sanitary napkins, over 50 deodorant sticks, and an abundance of baby products ranging from diapers to wipes and powder and lotion.

Overall, it was a huge success and the Lions plan to continue their strong support of the local food pantry.