The Lincolnton Lions Club has answered the urgent call for help from Christian Ministry of Lincoln County by operating a food drive this Saturday at several Lincoln County locations.
â€œThey are in desperate need,â€ Robert Tomlinson, Lincolnton Lionâ€™s Club representative said. â€œFive local businesses have agreed to let us set up drop-off points and we are grateful for their help.â€
Christian Ministry of Lincoln County provides food boxes and meals for those in need. Â Donations have recently been down, forcing the organization to dip into its reserve funds to purchase the needed food. Â The organization also conducted a Hunger Walk to raise funds on Sunday.
Items most needed are:
Bags of dry beans
Canned beef stew
Macaroni and Cheese
Bars of soap
Feminine hygiene products
Collection stations will be set up beginning 9 a.m. Saturday at the following locations:
Honeyâ€™s IGA, 9586 North Highway 10 in Vale
Lincoln Printing Services, 2303 East Main Street
The Drug Store, 9580 North Highway 10 in Vale
Homeplace Restaurant, 1700 West Highway 27 in Lincolnton
Maiden Seafood, Old Highway 321 in Maiden
â€œIt was actually one of our newer members, a woman who is blind, who came up with the idea to do this food drive,â€ Tomlinson said.
â€œI think itâ€™s really great when someone who is disabled herself is out there trying to help others.â€
MARTHA K. SEAGLE, Staff Writer