The Westboro Lions Club will be hosting an event in the fall called “Meat A Plenty” where families can come and enjoy food and fellowship while giving to support Atchison County with food that is desperately needed. The club’s president, Daniel Yonker, right, recently found a sale on eggs, potatoes, and bread at Hy-Vee in Shenandoah, Iowa, that is not part of the normal food that Community Services is able to offer. For more information or if you would like to help in this mission, contact Sam O’Riley, director of Community Services, at 660-736-4646. (Photos submitted by Sam O’Riley)
Members of the Westboro Lions Club recently delivered donations to Community Services. Pictured, from left to right, are Daniel Yonker, Gary Peregrine, Cody Johnson, and Sam O’Riley.
Westboro Lions Club members believe that they are to show love to their neighbor, as God commands us, by showing their love through serving and giving. Each year the club has a fundraiser to raise money for these actions of love. In Acts 20:35 it says “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”
The club has made it their goal this year to help the families in poverty with food needs as they feel led to do so. When the club saw how Atchison County Community Services works to empower those in poverty they knew that this was the outlet that God had chosen for them this year.
The site serves food to hundreds of families and individuals each month as well as helps pay for utilities, offer life skills classes, holiday programs, back to school programs, hygiene and cleaning products, job readiness, family support, and much more. This site works hand in hand with the Tarkio Food Pantry that is located just across the street to make sure that families in need of food receive it.