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Kiwanians pitch in for local relief

ATLANTIC CITY – Leading up to Thanksgiving, the Atlantic City Kiwanis Club received more than 1,400 pounds of canned goods and other nonperishable food from two other regional clubs who joined them to help families still struggling with the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.

“Everyone knows that people in our area had been hit hard by the hurricane,” said George Kisby, president of Kiwanis Club of Atlantic City. “So club members in Elizabethtown and Norlanco Rheems got together and brought supplies to our meeting this week.”

Kisby said the donated items were delivered to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.

“We are grateful for what the Kiwanis in Pennsylvania and Atlantic City have done for the people in this area,” said Linda Palmer, office manager for the food bank. “The hurricane left many families throughout the region vulnerable to food insecurity, and with the holidays approaching, the clubs’ generosity will help put food on the table of some of our poorest clients.”

The Kiwanis Club of Atlantic City was established in 1920 and was the region’s first Kiwanis chapter. It is active in numerous community and educational programs. To fulfill its mission of serving children, it also provides annual scholarships and awards for graduating high school seniors, sends needy children to summer camp, and sponsors the annual college fair at Atlantic Cape Community College. For information on joining the Kiwanis Club of Atlantic City call Jon Bitzer at (609) 926-9577.


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