Story of the Week: Colfax Lions Club Invites Entire Community to Thanksgiving Meal
Many of our members are Relieving the Hunger during this season’s Global Service Action Campaign, including one Lions club that offered to feed its entire community! The Colfax Lions Club in California invited the whole town to its annual Community Thanksgiving Meal in an effort to unite the community and to offer neighbors a chance to socialize.
The club has hosted this event for at least 50 years. This year, 240 people shared a meal with the Lions and their families. The Boy Scouts that the Lions sponsor delivered an additional 75 meals to the elderly and homebound.
Some of the food was donated, but the club also collected $400 in donations at the event and raised $1,100 through a turkey raffle. In this video, Lion Ernie Steiner gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the meal preparations and a tour of the community center where the club hosted the dinner.