Darien Lions Club
Food Baskets 2014

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1702 Plainfield Rd.
Darien, IL  60561

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This page last updated 12/14/14


   

Our Annual Food Basket Drive is coming up soon..
The Lions Club has continued to gear-up to collect non-perishable food and donations for it's annual Christmas Holiday Food Basket program. 

Food basket distribution will be performed by Club members, their families, and other volunteers. The scheduled distribution will take place Saturday December 20th at 9:00am from our distribution headquarters with cooperation of the Darien Park District (Fairview) who have assisted in this program for many years.  We begin packing at 5pm on Friday the 19th.  The Darien Lions have sponsored this program since 1976, and it has seen the number of area families being served grow from 14 to over 200 in recent years.  Lion Don Cozzolino is this year’s  Food Basket Drive Chairman and persons wishing to sponsor a family can do so for $75 by contacting him at 630-750-7007.

The Food Basket Drive of 2013 was a Great Success
Thank You! With the help of your donations of non-perishable food items, the Darien Lions Club distributed holiday food baskets to about 200 needy families last December 21st. 

Christmas presents for the children were also included and had been wrapped by the Darien Park District.  Families of Darien, Downers Grove, Westmont, and Willowbrook were included in the distributions. 

These large scale humanitarian efforts are not possible without the time, effort, and funding of many, many, caring people.  Some gave donations of food or funding, others collected, packaged or performed distributions throughout the community.  Fresh produce such as fruit, vegetables, along with cheese, canned goods and milk were purchased by the Darien Lions Club with monetary donations received from our Candy Day drive and other activities as well as received funding from other kind-hearted sponsors who gave $75 for family sponsorships.

The Lions Club members and volunteers meet at the Fairview Park District facility to sort and pack all of the food items.  The next morning, all the donated items, and gifts are personally presented. 

The efforts to reach out to families who were less fortunate and help brighten the holiday season... it is the human spirit hard at work.   

The Darien Lions Club wish all a Merry Christmas!

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