Story of the Week: Lions Nourish the Hungry in Hawaii
On the Garden Island of Kauai, the North Shore Lions Club supports the food pantry at the Church of the Pacific in Princeville with an organic garden, which provides fresh vegetables, fruit and herbs. This nutrient-rich produce supplements other food in the weekly distribution to 200 or more area families.
Lions recently expanded the garden, designing three separate plots, plowed the field, laid irrigation pipes, spread manure, planted seeds and transplanted seedlings. They continue to help maintain the large garden and harvest bananas, pineapples, papayas, beans, zucchini, lettuce, beets, squash, turnips, tomatoes, strawberries and a variety of hot and sweet peppers.
At the completion of the project, the Weinberg Foundation awarded North Shore Lions Clubs a $10,000 grant, which the Lions designated for the food pantry.
In this video you will see Lions and other community volunteers, including boy scouts from the troop the club sponsors, working in the garden and residents picking up food from the pantry.